Quinoa with Eggplant and Tomato

Healthy Dinner Idea  Quinoa with Eggplant
Healthy Dinner Idea Quinoa with Eggplant

I had not eaten Quinoa until one and half years ago when I worked in a hospital in Washington. That hospital’s cafeteria was amazing. They only served organic foods and they had choices on vegan and vegetarian meals. Boy, the foods their were delicious. One time when I was choosing my lunch, I was curious about a certain meal that they served. They called it Quinoa . I tried it and I was loving what I was eating. Now, I am serving Quinoa for all of us today. Though there are many ways to prepare Quinoa, I am going to share Quinoa in veggies. This time, Sautee’d Quinoa with Eggplant. In my next post, I will serve Quinoa with Kale. Since there are so many ways  Quinoa and a lot of ways I prepared them, I will post the recipe slowly so that you will not be overwhelmed.

 

Quinoa is even called super food since it is packed of protein
Quinoa is even called super food since it is packed of protein

Although there is no rule on what to eat in certain times of the day, there is already staple food that are suppose to be eaten on certain meals:  bacon and pan cakes should be eaten for breakfast, or steaks are normally eaten for dinner, Quinoa is normally eaten either for lunch or dinner. I, however,  eat Quinoa for breakfast because I just noticed that whenever I eat it, I do not get easily hungry and I not not crave for more food throughout the day. I believe that Quinoa will help me lose weight in the long run.


 

Eggplant
Eggplant

This little grainy thing is small but it is mighty in terms of nutrients. Quinoa is supposedly a part of the grain family but it is a seed . Unlike rice, wheat or oats which contain loads of carbohydrates, Quinoa  is packed with protein and nutrients that it got a nickname – SUPER FOOD. It is also a good source of calcium, which I certainly need now since I am getting older. Quinoa is also gluten free and is considered easy to digest. I  also l enjoy chewing it longer because of its sound when they crack in between my teeth. Please try cooking this meal. Also, do not forget to share or pin your favorite pictures. Also try these Healthy Meal Options : here and here.

 

Quinoa is also gluten free and is considered easy to digest
Quinoa is also gluten free and is considered easy to digest

Quinoa with Eggplant and Tomato

Ingredients

  1. 1 eggplant ( slice into bite size pieces )
  2. 1 tomato ( chopped )
  3. 1/8 cup onion ( chopped)
  4. 4 cloves garlic ( minched )
  5. 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  6. soy sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon of water

Instructions

  • Heat cooking oil in a pan.
  • Add in garlic and cook until it turns into light golden brown.
  • Add in onion and eggplant.
  • Mix the ingredients so that it will be coated by the oil. Let the eggplant cook (add very small amount of water if necessary ) until the eggplant is soft.
  • When eggplants are soft, add in the tomatoes.Let the tomatoes cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Add in cooked Quinoa and mixed all of the ingredients.

Notes

How to Cook Quinoa for this Recipe

1 cup water 1/2 cup Quinoa

Wash Quinoa and drain the water. Place it in a small saucepan and add in water. Turn on fire and let the Quinoa boil. Around 10 to 12 minutes, By this time, You will notice that the water is gone and the Quinoa looked like it popped. You will see that there is also white specks coming out too. This means the Quinoa is already cooked.

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