Sunday, January 2, 2011

To be made soon: Hero's Welcome Stew

This recipe came from a Huffington Post Meatless Monday entry: [Find the article here]

Hero's Welcome Stew:

2 T. olive oil
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 red pepper, chopped fine
2 t. paprika
1 T. baharat or garam masala
1 bunch kale, chard, dandelion greens or other winter greens, shredded or chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 C. quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 C. water or vegetable broth
1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup feta, crumbled (optional)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Add red pepper flakes, chopped onion, garlic and red pepper and stir, cooking until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika and baharat or garam masala. Add greens. Stir gently until greens are coated with spiced oil. Rinse quinoa in a sieve, to wash away any saponins, a natural bitter coating. Add quinoa and broth or water. Bring mixture to boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until quinoa has absorbed the liquid and expanded. Gently stir to combine. Add drained chickpeas. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Gently add parsley and garnish with feta, if using. Covered and refrigerated, it keeps up to a week. Flavors deepen over time.

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