Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toddler Treats: Easy Quinoa, Peas and Tuna

Last week I visited one of my favorite people in the whole world, Jessica, and spent some time chatting with her while our kids played.   At lunchtime Jessica said she was going to prepare lunch for the kids, and within 10 minutes the kids had a hot lunch in front of them.  Aias was having the kind of day where he didn't want to eat anything, so I decided to take a bite of his and show him how fantastic it was.  WOWZA!  I ended up eating the whole thing myself.  This lunch that had taken her so little time to prepare was well on it's way to being one of my new favorite go-to lunches for both myself and Aias.

I wanted to share it with all of you because not only is it delicious, but it's shockingly easy and extraordinarily convenient as all the ingredients can be kept on hand and last a long long time. 

- 1/2 cup of Peas (we used frozen)
- 1/2 cup of Quinoa 
- 1 can or pouch of Tuna
- Butter, salt, pepper to taste

1. Put the quinoa in a pot and add just over 1 cup of hot water.  Cook like rice. 

2.  Pop the peas in the microwave for about 2 minutes

3. Open and drain the tuna, pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds if you like, or feel free to leave it cold. 

4. When all ingredients are cooked, mix them together!

5. Add butter, salt, and pepper to taste (or whatever spices you may like) and enjoy!

I really think this is so delicious.  Jessica said she sometimes uses canned salmon instead and that it tastes even better that way.  I think it would also taste good with leftover chicken! 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the posting. I am new to these recipes/cooking with Quinoa. I will use this recipe myself.


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