GARLIC QUINOA …instead of garlic rice

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Chef buck here and today we’re gon na cook up a very simple quinoa side dish. I love quinoa used all the time, substitute it for rice. Every chance I can get. You know often I’ll use it as a protein in a vegetarian meal, but I’m serving it with me. You know I served with meat all the time anytime that I can use quinoa over rice. I choose the quinoa, you see, I got it stored here. In my little peanut butter jar cuz, I buy it in bulk, I don’t buy it in the box, you know if you go to a grocery store and they’ve got the bulk bins check them out for quinoa, because often they’ll have it there and it’s usually the Best price now we’re going to cook this in the oven, which is going to take a little longer than cooking on the stovetop, but we’re just going to slide it in the oven. Once we get it fixed, we’ll slide in any of them, and then we won’t have to think about it’ll take care of itself, and while your quinoa is cooking, you can go ahead and make the other aspects of your dish. You know this is gon na, be a lot like garlic, rice but garlic quinoa, but I’m only using like three or four cloves. Now, usually I go garlic crazy, but it doesn’t take a lot of garlic cut it up finely about sizes like this and that’s all you’re gon na need. You know, get you an oven, safe dish. You know one with the lid or, if you don’t have one with the lid, you can you, you can put a aluminium foil on it, but you’re gon na want to have a nice seal on there. Three cups of water and throw in a little bit of olive oil. If you don’t have olive oil or you don’t want to use olive oil, you can use a melted butter. You know that’s just fine and then two cups of quinoa, two cups of quinoa to three cups of water. Now that ratios, I usually want to put a little bit more water with quinoa than that, but since we’re cooking it in the oven for a long time at a lower temperature that you would have on the stovetop, you know you don’t need as much water we’re Going to add our garlic in here and then we’re going to add a little bit of salt and pepper and then that’s it. You know you can add some more seasoning, some different flavors. If you want some chopped peppers, you know whatever you like, but I’m keeping. This very simple and very basic: this is just a standard side that I use in a lot of dishes, so get everything nice and stirred up throw your lid on there and then that’s it. You know you don’t have to think about it anymore, throw it in the oven, 350 degrees about an hour and a half. You don’t have to stir it. You don’t have to turn it just leave alone after 90 minutes take it out boom and then that’s it. You know your side dish is ready, just let it sit for a few minutes, fluff it up with a fork, throw you some cilantro in there. If you want or some parsley or don’t it doesn’t matter, but this is a muy fantastical side. Dish goes great with a pork loin chops. I use it often, you know when I’m cooking up salmon patties anything that has a side of rice will just have a side of quinoa. Instead, there’s gon na be a lot left over, at least from me in camera. Girl we’re not going to eat all this in one sitting, but then I’ll have leftover quinoa, which is fantastic. You know if I’m making a quick, quinoa, salad or anything at all, so it’s always good to have some cooked quinoa in the fridge, but go ahead and give this recipe try. Let me know what you think and Bon Appetit, and I’m also I put the link here for the salmon patty video and the coleslaw video and off to the side. I’Ll, have a link to my playlist for a smorgasbord of other quinoa dishes. But thanks for watching and being the best person that you can be, which is on my list of things to do too

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