Lunch box: quinoa and bulgur with carrots, courgette and garden peas

Quinoa bulgur carrot and courgette 52

This week, I would like to share with you another recipe made with a mix of quinoa and bulgur. Indeed, I read some much nice things about quinoa, that I am trying to incorporate it as often as possible but quinoa alone is not what I prefer the most, I nearly hate, so it is why I am using it mix with other cereals.

I posted a couple of weeks ago another recipe based on this mix of quinoa and bulgur with some grapes and avocado. That is pretty surprising combination but really delicious.

I like the colour of the ingredients of the recipe and the fact to have various shape for carrots, courgette and garden peas is from my opinion, a really nice addition.

I hope you will enjoy this vegetarian recipe full vegetarian protein.

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 30 minutes
  • COOK: 30 minute
  • DIFFICULTY: StarStar

What do you need?

  • 120g of quinoa and bulgur mix
  • ½ onion or 1 onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 courgette
  • 50/100 frozen g garden peas
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive oil
  • Fresh aromatic herbs such as parsley or basilic (optional)

How to make Lunch box: quinoa and bulgur with carrots, courgette and garden peas?

  • Start by peeling half the onion and slice it
  • In pan or pressure cooker, put one tablespoon of olive oil and when it is hot, stir fry the onion for 5 minutes until it gets a bit caramelised

! For this recipe, I like to use the pressure cooker and it helps to quickly cook the carrots, which could be challenging with a pan except if you want to keep the carrots crunchy

  • Peel the carrots and slice them in square bits
  • Add the carrots to the onion
  • Cover with some hot water the carrots and onion and simmer them for 10 minutes

! Usually, I used boiling water for covering the carrots in order to speed up the process

  • In the meantime, cook the quinoa and bulgur mix with 1 litre of water with the vegetable stock for 12 minutes in another pan
  • Peel the courgette and either put it in square pieces and in slices

! For the recipe, I was running of courgette, so I used frozen courgettes. There were in slice and I think it is a great to have various shape of vegetables on that recipe

  • As soon as the quinoa and bulgur mix is cooked, drain it and keep the water with the vegetable stock
  • Add  around 20 cl of the leafletover water with the vegetable stock to the carrots
  • Add garden peas and courgette and simmer it for 5 minutes
  • Add then the drained quinoa and bulgur and leave it on medium heat for 3 minutes while continue stirring
  • Serve it straight away with some fresh aromatic herbs on top or keep it for your lunch box

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