It's been raining for two days here in the ole AZ:)
And I LOVE it!!
It's such a welcome reprieve from the hellish temps we endure for what seems
like an eternity!!
I could be cooking in my kitchen all day when it rains:)
It just makes me happy:)
Sunday I made turkey noodle soup and beer bread:)
Last night was roasted chicken and I made green been/quinoa salad:)
2 Cups mixed quinoia (you can use whatever you have- the mix is just pretty)
4 Cups chicken broth
2 Cups cut and blanched green beans
Here we go- start by pulling out your rice cooker that you've had since
ohhh about 1995? Dust it off. No really, mine was totally dusty.
I blame the construction around here.
She's a sweet ole gal who just keeps workin' so I keep keepin' her:)
Pour in that beautiful mixed quinoa and the chicken broth.
And here's where it gets really tricky...
Put the lid on and turn it on. Yep. That's it!
It's my favorite way to make a fool proof batch of quinoa:)
Whilst that RIVAL is doin her thang- get some salty water boiling.
Throw in those green beans and blanch em.
I blanched mine for 5 minutes (I like a little crunch) before shocking them in ice water.
Side note: I was at a spa in Tucson and I was in one of the hot tubs when I asked this
lady what that smaller little pool was that I saw ladies just walking in and out of.
It was a pool of freezing water she said. I can't even remember why she said it was beneficial,
but I was like- uh huh, oh yeah? really! hmmm...
I'll give it a try!
Um yeah, what in the world. It was the worst thing ever.
I can totally relate to these green beans.
Make yourself up a vinaigrette.
I don't know? Whatever you have?
I used olive oil, orange muscat champagne vinegar, orange juice, salt, pepper, a pinch
of sugar and some dried herbs.
Shook it all up.
Toss the green beans and quinoa in the vinaigrette.
Top with toasted whatever nuts you got.
I had pine nuts:)
I roasted me some chicken that I had marinated in pretty much the
same ingredients as my vinaigrette.
Super matchy and super good!
Sit around the table with your fam and enjoy your
rainy day schedule:)