Many of the readers of this blog will know that we are big fans of quinoa. It is nutritious, tasty, versatile and easy to make. (We usually make it in a microwave rice cooker). The other day we made some to go with a rotisserie chicken and we made enough so we would have some left over for another use. That "future use" turned out to be a ground beef soup.
We bought another package of ground beef and before we froze it, we took some of the beef and the liquid from the cooking and used it as a base for a soup. We also added some onions, celery and carrots, plus a bit of seasoning and some quinoa.
This dish came together in minutes, it has some solid nutritional value and it sure was tasty! Having the right ingredients around speeds up any food preparation and this is a classic example of that. It also illustrates the value of quinoa as a soup ingredient. Aside from being nutritious and tasty, this also helps make the dish gluten-free for those that have that requirement.
As I said, we are big fans of quinoa and I am pleased to add another fine blog to our list of links: Queen of Quinoa. This is a wonderful blog with lots of great recipes and I hope that you will take the time to visit it.