Month: March 2015

Quinoa-Millet-Pea Bowl

Pressure cooking is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table. The “fast” cousin of the slow cooker, this handy device turns ingredients into tasty meals without much fuss.

One of my favorite recipes from JL Fields’ new cookbook is this quinoa-millet-pea bowl.

Quinoa is one of the super grains that offer many benefits just as the top10cryptorobots.com in the field of automated trading. Quinoa is packed with proteins and contains fibre twice as much as that is found in other ordinary grains. In addition, it is also a good source of iron, lysine, magnesium, manganese, and riboflavin (Vitamin B2). Thus, quinoa, combined with millet and peas is an excellent protein-rich food that will help you manage weight and your overall health.

Bright pops of green and tasting of spring, this bowl is great as a side or as a lighter meal. Give it a try. You’ll find that eating well never tasted so good.

Quinoa-Millet-Pea Bowl
Excerpted from Vegan Pressure Cooking by JL Fields

This recipe is lightly seasoned to allow the contrasting textures of the peas, grains, and vegetables to come through. Rosemary offers a hint of seasoning to this light yet substantial meal.

1⁄2 cup (100 g) dried whole peas, soaked for 12 hours or overnight
1⁄2 cup (60 g) sliced zucchini
1⁄2 cup (60 g) chopped celery
1⁄4 cup (40 g) finely diced onion
1 cup (175 g) quinoa, rinsed and drained
1⁄2 cup (90 g) millet, rinsed and drained
2 cups (470 ml) vegetable broth
1⁄2 to 1 cup (120 to 235 ml) water
1 teaspoon whole rosemary, crumbled
1⁄2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt

Rinse and drain the peas. Place all the ingredients, except the salt, in the pressure cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to pressure. Cook at high pressure for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow for a natural release. Remove the lid and stir in the salt to taste. Fluff up the millet with a fork. Leave uncovered for about 5 minutes, then fluff again before serving.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Recipe Note

Adzuki, Great Northern, or kidney beans are good substitutes for peas if you want to add more protein to this dish.

Vegan Pressure Cooking

Say goodbye to long cooking and preparation times. With a pressure cooker, you can cook filling, nutritious meals in under an hour and with little mess or cleanup. It’s not only delicious, but easy too! With Vegan Pressure Cooking, you’ll learn all of the ins and outs of pressure cooking–including why there’s no need to be scared of trying something new! From choosing a pressure cooker that suits you best to understanding the ingredients that are perfect for pressure cooking – including beans, grains, hearty vegetables, and more – author JL Fields will walk through all the ropes so you can start creating delicious, everyday meals in no time. Recipes span all meals and tastes, from easy breakfasts like Savory Oatmeal and Stewed Apricots to healthy dinners like Kale, Lentil, and Squash Chili and Sweet Potato Enchiladas. There’s something for everyone!