We’re bringing you a mouth-watering, money-saving quinoa recipe that will score you gourmet chef status in 10 minutes!
Raising a family sure does cost a hefty chunk of cash these days: soccer leagues, ballet classes, back-to-school clothes, doctor visits, 3 college tuitions, and even vet visits for that time Milo stepped on a thorn at the family picnic. Are we forgetting anything? Oh yes, daily meals. To make your life easier (and bank account steadier), we have a quick, affordable Quinoa dish so yummy you’ll have the whole family rushing to the table (and Milo sniffing underneath it).
This dish is excellent as a standalone item. However, it offers a versatile enough flavor for a buffet-style menu.
You can modify the dish and add the finished product to lettuce or spinach salads that call for cooked eggs. Also, consider using the leftovers for a nutritious, fast breakfast dish.
Where to buy Quinoa?
You can find all the ingredients you’ll need for our “10-Minute Quinoa, Kale, & Poached Egg Recipe” at your local grocery store or online at Target.
— 1 to 2 eggs
— ½ cup cooked quinoa
— 1 cup baby kale (optional: organic greens)
— Olive oil (optional: garlic-infused olive oil)
— Ground lemon zest
— 1 teaspoon vinegar (optional: apple cider instead of white)
— 1 to 2 pinches ground coarse sea salt and pepper
Quinoa Dinner Preparation Instructions:
1. Boil water in a small saucepan. While waiting for your water to heat up, sauté the kale and cooked quinoa in olive oil. For extra flavor, try garlic-infused oil.
Once complete, follow these steps:
- Cover the greens after cooking.
- Turn off heat and let the kale/quinoa mixture stand until it wilts.
- Scoop the cooked greens onto an attractive plate.
- Don’t forget about your boiling water!
2. Turn boiling water heat to low, stir in vinegar and add cracked eggs. When adding the vinegar, stir the substance rapidly in a circular motion. This will create a whirlpool funnel. Quickly drop the cracked egg into it. Slide eggs into the center of the whirlpool.
3. Let the egg simmer for 3-4 minutes. Keep the egg in the water until the whites appear cooked. This poaching process will usually leave the yoke a little runny. However, if you prefer a firmer yoke, you could let it cook a minute or two longer. Be careful not to overcook it, which could leave it rubbery.
4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked eggs from the water. Place the eggs on top of the kale/quinoa greens you prepared just minutes ago. Grind some lemon peel and sprinkle the zest over the top of the dish. Then, spread a few pinches of ground sea salt and crushed black pepper over it. You want just enough salt and pepper to flavor the dish, but not overpower it.
Estimated Preparation Time
This recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare: an ideal choice for busy parents who have hungry mouths to feed. It is easy to double or triple the batch when you need to cook dinner for your whole family.
Like This Quinoa Dish?
We know what we’re having for dinner tonight – quinoa! Until next time, gourmet girls.