Quinoa with Carmelized Onions

Quinoa with Carmelized Onions

5 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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2 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Note
1 1/2 lb Onions; Thinly Sliced
salt and pepper; to taste
1 1/2 c Quinoa; Rinse Well, Drain
2 1/2 c Water

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Note 1: Original recipe used 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet (we added a little water to compensate for the lessened oil). Add the onions and cook over low heat, stirring often, until meltingly soft and deep golden, about 30 min, add a little bit of water as the onions begin to look dry. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan. Add the quinoa and cook over high heat, stirring, until light golden and fragrant, 3 - 4 min. Add the water and 3/4 tsp salt and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until all of the water has been absorbed and the grains are tender, 12 - 15 min. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir in the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and serve at once. Serves 8 (supposed to) This was wonderful!! We really enjoyed it...but it wouldn't begin to serve 8 in our house. Entered into MasterCook and tested for you by Reggie & Jeff Dwork NOTES : Cal 165.2 Total Fat 5.3g Sat Fat 0.7g Carb 25.4g Fib 3g Pro 4.9g Sod 325mg CFF 28.3% Recipe by: Food & Wine, Feb 1999 Posted to EAT-LF Digest by Reggie Dwork on Feb 05, 1999,

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Delicious! You need to make sure the onions get really brown. 30 minutes on medium heat.
Kellichan 3y ago

I found this to be quite a bland dish.
mnhamer 3y ago

This is the first time I have tried quinoa. I used the virgin olive oil suggested in original recipe, also 1red onion and 2 white onions. it was just lovely. Served it with sweet roasted vegetables like yams, Parsnip and sweet potato. Will definitely make again
sharonford28 3y ago

This was so good. Quinoa was new to us but we eat every bit of it. The onions gave it really good flavor
jlburgart 4y ago

This was a great recipe. I used red onions instead - 1.5 lbs is about 3 medium. I did need to turn up the heat on them because after 20 minutes on low heat, they were soft but not turning golden.
cajuntoast 10y ago

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