Sunday, February 22, 2009

Me? A recipe? / Yo con recetas? de cuando aca?

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am not exactly known for my love of cooking, however, once in a very blue moon an invention works really well. That is what happened today! This is what I made:

First I made brown rice with Quinoa. I used TSURU MAI a brand of California Brown Rice. It is a bit pricey but it is worth it. I had a cup of Quinoa on the top of the rice and cook like you would normally cook your rice. I personally don't like my rice mushy so I only use enough water to cover the rice about 2 cm max. so the grains stay loose. 

If you don't know what Quinoa is, it is a grain like little circles that is consider the MOST nutritious grain of all. It gives my rice a nutty flavor/texture that I love. I get mine at Trader Joe's. 

After that I chopped one huge potato in 1 inch squares and fried it as if they were french fries. (picture not provided due to embarrassment of showing my ugly skillet.

Then, in another skillet I fried about a cup and half of bell peppers of different colors cut in strips let them cook a little and add 1 pound of hamburger meat and about 10 grape size tomatoes cut in half. I had salt and pepper and garlic powder. I continue until cooked.  Finally I added a boxed of pre-washed chopped organic spinach, mixed, covered it and turned off the stove. (this will cook the spinach just enough). 

I served the meat over rice and put the potatoes on the top. For the final touch added ketchup to taste. Oh my gosh it was soooo good! 

Now if I could only get R to try it...

 List of Ingredients:
1  big potato
3 cups of brown rice
1 cup of Quinoa
1 pound of hamburger meat
5 oz of organic spinach
10 grape size organic tomatoes
1- 1/2 cup of bell peppers
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Arrrrf? Good job mom!