Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber and pretty tasty as well. Tonight I paired quinoa with some great stuff from my CSA from Montalbano Farms. The result was pretty darn good, and I thought I'd share this mostly local meal here.
First I started a cup of quinoa with two cups of stock in my rice cooker. It's my favorite way to cook quinoa cause its really hands off and easy, but you can cook quinoa in a regular sauce pot. While the quinoa was cooking I thinly sliced some fennel and red scallions and chopped some kohlrabi from my CSA. I put that in the cast iron with some olive oil and then pressed two garlic cloves in as well and cooked it up.
After everything was done I added it together with a little bit of salt and it was pretty good.
I didn't want to write a specific recipe because this can be done with many variations. You can also add all sorts of different spices and any other veggies you want. And because everything I used besides the quinoa and olive oil was from my CSA I feel pretty good about my tasty, almost entirely local, dinner. It came from within 90 miles of Chicago. I feel like I can't beat that :-)
What are your go to recipes to get some local veggies into your diet? Please share them here!