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Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Vegetable Recipe

Quinoa and Arugula Pilaf

Vegetable-6152
Ingredients  
Amount Ingredient
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups chopped arugula
1 small carrot, peeled and finely shredded
1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms (your favorite kind)
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  kosher salt to taste
  fresh ground pepper to taste
 

Preparation
In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Carefully add the onion and sauté until soft and almost translucent, around 3 minutes. Add the garlic and quinoa and cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally, being careful not to let the garlic brown to much because it can turn bitter.

Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the quinoa becomes almost tender to the bite but slightly hard in the center, around 12 minutes. The mixture will be loose. Stir in the arugula, carrot and mushrooms and simmer until the quinoa grains have turned from white to translucent, around 2 minutes longer.

Stir in the cheese and season with the salt and pepper. Serve family style.

Yield
6 servings

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