Friday, June 21, 2013

Quinoa/ sama breakfast

This simple breakfast dish packs a punch in flavor and protein. The original recipe called for quinoa, but I couldn't find it in the market. I got a substitute, which seemed similar called 'sama'. It also looks like upma in some way, and even this preparation is pretty similar. Let's say a 'fancy western' upma!

You need:

half a cup of quinoa/ sama
1 cup vegetable broth
a handful of peas, chopped carrots, onions, garlic, parsley
juice of half a lemon
2 tsp of olive oil, salt and pepper

Pour just broth over the quinoa to cover the surface. Set aside for 10 minutes, till it soaks in all the water and expands. Meanwhile in a pan, heat the oil and saute the onions, garlic, carrots and peas till soft. Salt and pepper. Add the quinoa, the juice of half a lemon and stir well for two minutes. Add in the chopped parsley.