My latest obsession: green peas :)
Lately I've been enjoying frozen peas as a easy snack
or throwing them into salads and mixed grain pilafs.
They seriously add such a delicate accent to every type of dish.
And green peas are also lighter than beans in terms of carbs,
and packed with some good protein,
so I've been indulging just a little here and there. Hehe.
I tossed some red quinoa, brown rice, wild rice & peas,
with some EVOO, kosher salt, and curry spice,
and it satiated me nicely.
Cold weather always makes me crave anything curry spiced. :)
Mixed Grain Curry Pilaf
1 cup quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
1/2 cup wild rice, cooked
2/3 cup green peas
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1. On medium low heat, toss cooked quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, and green peas for a couple of minutes.
2. Add in EVOO and toss.
3. Then add in curry powder and kosher salt, and toss for 2-3 minutes.
4. Serve warm.
To note: Substitute in any spices that pleases your palate. I keep a pack of frozen brown rice, frozen wild rice, and frozen green peas in my freezer to save cooking time when I'm on the go. Quinoa cooks within 20 minutes, so I usually keep the grain in bulk in my refridge.
What have you been craving lately?