How do you pronounce “quinoa”? “kee-NO-wah” or “KEEN-wah”? Well, I wasn’t sure so it’s added to both boxes. The ”kee-NO-wah” to the large bento box and “KEEN-wah” to the snack box.
The large bento box has fried chicken drumettes, roasted trio of peppers-zucchini-mushrooms, Turkish Apricot Garbanzo Bean Salad, and the quinoa. This quinoa recipe starts off with cooked quinoa. Mix an egg with mirin, salt and pepper like you were about to cook scrambled. Add that mixture to the quinoa and heat in a pan until the egg cooks and coats all the granules.
I added another phase to the same quinoa/egg mixture for the large bento box. Tuna. Mix in canned tuna, a splash of shoyu and blend it all together until it looks like a lumpy mystery food. At this stage, form patties and fry in hot skillet with oil until browned on each side. I used olive oil, but the next time I may try sesame oil. Insalata caprese makes it’s second autumn appearance, (without the teeth this time). Rosemary skewered, roasted baby potatoes with butter is the other treat and edamame fills out the rest of the box.
There’s a rather large bag of quinoa left in my pantry. What else can I do with it? If you have an favorite dish or recommendation, please share. However you pronounce it, “kee-NO-wah” or “KEEN-wah”, I would love to give your recipe a try