Submitted by: Barbara Dodson
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
A variety of vegies enhance this Quinoa side dish!
In a medium saucepan, lightly toast quinoa until nutty aroma emits; remove to bowl. Add water and bring to a boil; stir in quinoa; cover and reduce heat, simmer for about 15 minutes (until water is absorbed). Remove from heat and fluff with a fork; set aside.
In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add onion, jicama, peppers and garlic, saute until limp. Add the cooked quinoa, tomatoes, green onions, pumpkin seeds and raisins, stir until well blended, cook for about 1 minute.
In a small bowl combine cilantro, lime juice, Sea Salt and ground black pepper. Add red pepper flakes, to taste, if desired. Blend into pilaf.
Best served hot. Yield: 6-7 side servings.