Turmeric Rice with Quinoa

Hello!  Spring is definitely in the air.  I hope you are enjoying the warm weather.

Remember this mouth-watering, juicy, delicious Skillet-grilled Spiced Organic Chicken Skewers I made last April?

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Well, a friend of mine who lives in Europe tried the Quinoa Congee Soup recipe from my blog and said it “tasted so good”.  The Turmeric rice with quinoa in the above picture caught her attention and asked for the recipe. I thought I posted it on my blog, but I found out I didn’t. So, I remade it last night and had it for dinner. My children remembered this recipe and were so happy when they saw me making it . The youngest said, “Oh, it’s that rice I like! It was so good. Thank you mommy for making it again.”  Need I say more? 🙂

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Roasted Garlic Vegetables in a Jiffy

Spring has sprung.  I thought presenting a fresh plate  with vibrant color of vegetables reminds us what the season is all about.  This gorgeous dish is exactly that.

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This dish is super easy to make.  All you need to do is peel, slice, chopped, season, and roast.  Viola! You have a delicious side dish in 14-16 minutes.*

This recipe yields 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bulb of golden beet, washed, peeled, and cubed in small bite pieces
  • 4 small purple potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small organic carrots, sliced
  • 4 large Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • a handful of organic fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In an inch deep baking tray, add the carrots, beets, purple potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and garlic.
  3. Season with salt and pepper then drizzle with olive oil.  Mix to combine all the flavors.
  4. Roast in the oven for 14-16 minutes* or until tender but not too soft.
  5. Remove from the oven and add the chopped Italian parsley and shredded parmesan cheese.

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Beautiful!  How is that for easy!  You can add herbs like rosemary and thyme if you prefer. I’m sure it would be delicious too.  Now, go and roast your vegetables. Your family will thank you for it.  😉  Until next time.  Have a colorful, beautiful spring. 🙂

*Note:  Due to variations on all ovens, cooking time may require adjustments.

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A.B.