Saturday, January 12, 2008

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup*****

1 Tbsp EVOO
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, copped
1 small onion, chopped
1 can 14.5 oz chicken broth
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 c wild-rice blend

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over med-high. Add carrots, celery, and onion; season with s&p. Cool until veggies are crisp-tender, 3-5 mins.

Add broth, chicken, rice, and 1 ½ c water to the pan. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook until chicken is opaque, 6-8 mins. Transfer chicken to a cutting board, when cool to handle, shred with two forks.

Meanwhile, continue to cook soup, uncovered for 6-8 mins. Return shredded chicken to the pot. Season with s&p.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers*****
I wish I had taken a photo of these, YOU MUST TRY, but here's the recipe non-the-less
from the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Everyday Food.
4 red bell peppers
1 Tbsp EVOO
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp coriander
1 c. quinoa, rinsed
1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 c. walnuts, chopped
1 c. provolone cheese, grated (or pepperjack)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice a very thin layer from the base of the peppers, so they sit upright. Slice off top, just below stem, and remove ribs and seeds from top and bottom. Repeat. Chop tops, and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, hat oil over medium. Add onion, garlic, coriander, and chopped tops; season with s&p. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened, 4-5 mins.Add quinoa, and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add 1 c. water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until water has absorbed, 11-13 mins. Remove from heat, stir in parsley, walnuts, and 3/4 c. cheese, season with s&p.

Dividing evenly, stuff peppers with quinoa mixture, place in 2 qt baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and top with remaining 1/4 c cheese; bake until cheese melts, 10-15 mins more.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Brent loves stuffed peppers, so I'm definitely planning on trying that recipe. Thanks for testing it out for me! ;o)