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Triple Smoked Quinoa Pilaf
©Copyright Kathy Flake, 2007, reproduced with permission - original recipe

SERVES 4

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped (or 1 small onion)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lb smoked tofu
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange peel, grated
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup smoked dried tomatoe or sun-dried tomato (softened in boiling water if not packed in oil)

Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the shallots, coriander and cardamom.

Sauté for a couple of minutes and then add the red pepper and garlic. When red pepper just begins to soften, add the tofu, orange peel, and green beans.

Stir fry for a couple of minutes, and add the smoked paprika and dried tomatoes.

Toss in the cooked quinoa and serve.