Buttery Quinoa with pumpkin seeds.
You can add onions at the start if you like, or spinach or fried mushrooms at the end. This makes a great accompaniment to curries and other mains. It can also be eaten on its own as a snack for lunch, perhaps with a boiled egg.
This was my first taste of quinoa and I'm impressed! Having said that, I think it needed more chicken stock powder (perhaps because I'm using a vegetarian one with no onion or garlic), more butter and salt. Possibly more pine nuts too, or at least pre-toasted ones. I made it in my rice cooker and it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this again with those minor alterations. Oh, and as a side dish, it makes plenty more than 2 serves! - 30 Dec 2013