I just realized that last week’s recipe featured this same grain. Sorry (not sorry..)
It’s high in protein.
It’s high in fiber.
..and looks like bird seed.
According to the grocery ringer-upper guy, anyway. After buying a third bag of quinoa in three weeks, he asked me point blank if this was ‘food for humans?’
‘..well it looks like birdseed.’
Last week I put quinoa in the crock pot, and this week I tossed it in the biggest skillet I own. I definitely wanted leftovers. I saved this recipe a couple weeks ago, and have been thinking about it since. The thought of stir fried anything is in my pregnancy wheelhouse.
..But have I told you that rice is probably my least favorite food on the planet? Yea. It is. Rice and peas. I’ll pass on those, too. In fact – the original recipe called for peas, and I dubbed them unworthy of my grocery monies and subbed edemame instead.. which proved to be the genius move that got Jolie to take a sliver of a measly first bite.
Parker, per the usual, is open to take at least one bite.
Whether she likes it or not, there is always a ‘hhhmmmm, goooood’, but I actually think she really did like it.
Jolie could eat cups of edamame. We’ve been on a kick lately in the Massey house, and lately she’s been reaping the benefits of said kick. That was a saving grace of this dinner for Miss Jo Grace. I told her there was edamame in her bowl, and she went to digging.
..and then she found the broccoli.
..and then her daddy made her take a real bite. Just one.
..and just one bite is usually all it takes. I’m pretty sure she was still searching for the edamame.
“Fried Rice” in less than 30 minutes. A legit thirty minute meal over here, ya’ll.
I know you’ll love it!
February 18, 2015