Another lazy person dish, when you don’t want to cook something too involved, or don’t have time to go to the supermarket. It once again uses the good old frozen mixed vegetables, if you were super keen then of course fresh would be ace, and any combination is just dandy.
It also comes from a super useful book, which also included a tasty cous cous fritter recipe… perhaps one for another time….
Spicy vegetable and quinoa laksa recipe – serves 4, taken from 101 Storecupboard Suppers by Good Food (p.s. every one of these books is great, all Good Food recipes are tested so well that they come out fabulously, although quite a lot can be found on the website)
1 onion, sliced
4tbsp Korma or Madras curry paste
1 litre (yes you read that right) milk, note: this can be regular or soy if you want to make vegan, I have made this both ways and it works with both.
750g frozen mixed vegetables
175g quinoa, rinsed
In a large pan over a medium heat, simmer the onion and the curry paste with a splash of water for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the onion has softened.
Heat the milk in a jug in the microwave.
Add the vegetables and quinoa to the pan.
Add the milk and stir.
Bring everything to the boil, simmer gently for 10 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked (when it is cooked, the grain turn see through and the ring around the centre will detach).
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with warm naan bread (in this case… also from the freezer!)
For those interested, it is also only 398 kcalories per portion, and has actual vegetables, and some nice quinoa-y protein, so I reckon fairly healthy and good for you 😉
If you’re going to really impress, you also need to be able to say it…. According to Gillian McKeith, who used to force it down everyone, it is Keen-Wah. So now you know!