Recipe of the Week: Quinoa for Breakfast

[ 0 ] June 2, 2011 |



1 cup quinoa (*cook according to package directions)

½ cup green peas (*Frozen)

½ cup red onions (diced)

Salt & Pepper (*to taste)

2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar

1 egg

Olive Oil

Hollandaise Sauce (*for garnish) (*Packet can be found at your local grocery store or you can make from scratch using this recipe here)

Cook quinoa according to package directions. In a small skillet, add in about 1 tbsp. olive oil and sauté red onions over medium heat until softened; remove from heat. Heat green peas according to package directions. Cook hollandaise sauce according to package directions or use recipe here. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, peas, onions, salt, pepper and red wine vinegar; combine by folding ingredients into bowl. In a small skillet, add about 1 tbsp. olive oil and add in egg; cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes (*to make overhard). Spoon about 3-4 tbsp. of quinoa mixture on plate; top with egg and hollandaise and serve.

*Johnna’s tip: I have a new obsession with quinoa. With that being said, it’s no surprise that I am trying to come up with every way to jazz up the grainy substance. On this particular day, I had a craving for breakfast and quinoa. My fave breakfast food is eggs florentine so I thought I would marry the two and here we have egg topped quinoa with hollandaise. Not totally outside the box, but it hit the spot and took 10 minutes.

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Category: breakfast, vegetarian

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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