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Quinoa Bolognaise

A quick an easy recipe. I made it last night and decided to take some photos while I did.

This recipe is all about a cheap and easy meal that feeds thousands. It’s pretty much your standard Spaghetti Bolognaise, but with quinoa instead of meat.

First things first – boil some pasta. I put in a packet and a half (500g pkt) which was way too much, but left overs are great.

I had preboiled some quinoa (2 cups quinoa, 6 cups water, 6 teaspoon of powdered vege stock) and took out a couple of cups worth – there would have been about 3 cups left. Next I grabbed some leftovers from burrito night (but any vegetable matter will do) and a bottle of pasta sauce and a tin of diced tomatoes that were left in the cupboard. And a few herbs and seasoning…

Just so you know, that’s pineapple, grated carrot, corn, celery and the quinoa in the background.

Then once the pasta was cooked, I put it in a steamer and left it in the sink to drain. I through the vege ingredients into a hot frying pan and fried them a little, then chucked in the quinoa and heated it up as well. After that that diced tomatoes went in, got mixed up and then I added the pasta sauce. I gave it all a really good stir and then added the parsley and vege stock (just a sprinkle of each).

Once it was thoroughly mixed up, I threw the pasta in and mixed it all together after turning off the frying pan. When it was all nicely mixed up, I spoon out some into a bowl, added a little grated cheese on top and sat down with a bottle of Jolt Cola. 🙂

So, the funny thing is that I made HEAPS. To give you an idea on exactly how much I did make, here is a picture of what I ended up with.

So to give you scale, the non pasta containers have exactly one cup of quinoa in each. I then have three lunches with cheese on top (on the left), the two empty bowls for dinner that were eaten (rear left) and two massive containers with more leftovers – the one with the blue lid will be my dinner tonight, the stuff in the red container will be made into quinoa bolognaise pasta bake. 😀

I figure that this meals would have to be only a dollar or two per serving and makes heaps. Cheap, easy, quick – win.

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Recipes

 

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