The cooking method employed here is similar to that used for risotto. This is a great way to enjoy the protein-packed grain quinoa. Bulgur and sesame seeds give diversity and texture, plus shiitakes and sweet potato for earthiness. Unlike a traditional risotto, which requires constant stirring and attention, this dish is relatively carefree. Just be sure to keep the heat high, add the liquid in three phases and stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
|Author:||Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2000.09|
|4 oz.||portobello mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (1 1/2 cups) (or shiitake mushr|
|1 cups||sweet potatoes, peeled, diced (300 g)|
|1 cups||onions, diced|
|1 tbsp.||garlic, minced|
|2 tsp.||dried sage|
|1 tsp.||dried thyme|
|1/2 tsp.||black pepper|
|1 1/2 cups||quinoa, uncooked, rinsed well|
|1/3 cups||bulgur, uncooked|
|1/4 cups||unhulled sesame seeds (2 oz)|
|1 tsp.||olive oil|
|7 cups||low-sodium vegetable broth, preferably mushroom broth, or water|
- In large saucepan, bring broth and bay leaf to a boil over high heat.
- Meanwhile, in large, heavy pot, heat oil over high heat. Add mushrooms and sweet potato and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes.
- Add onion, garlic, sage, thyme, pepper and salt and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
- Add quinoa, bulgur and sesame seeds and stir until grains are fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Turn heat off broth mixture. Ladle about one-third of hot broth into quinoa mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until grains absorb liquid, about 5 minutes.
- Repeat with remaining broth in two batches, cooking and stirring until absorbed, about 5 minutes per batch.
- After you have added more than half the broth, taste risotto and adjust seasonings, adding more salt if desired. Do not add more broth until previous broth has been absorbed.
|Amount per serving
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 55g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
|Includes Added Sugars|
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.