How to Make Quinoa Bidfine Mediterranean Cuisine

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

A delicious dish traditionally prepared with bulgur. Quinoa will be as delicious. ... But without gluten. It is a family dish served with yogurt on the side or??? As a variation of quinoa


  • Quinoa 150 g 1/2 cup non cooked
  • Chichen 500 g
  • Shallots 6-8
  • Chicken broth
  • Cooked garbanzo beans
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil
  • OR butter
  • Grilled pine seeds (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ref soniafares33

    Step 2

    Summary: boil chicken with aromates. Cook shallots in butter until golden. Discard the grease. Add broth. Cook 20 mins. Add garbanzo & quinoa. Add broth. And cook as usual as u cook quinoa

    Step 3

    Here I am giving the original recipe. But, personally I boil the shallots, add the garbanzo beans. i add the quinoa and the broth, i cook . And I serve wit the boiled chicken. Very light

    Step 4

    I have this gadget to separate fat from the broth. I thought it will b fun to show you

    Step 5

    And may b you would like to look it up on the Internet .

    Step 6

    Beautiful shallots

    Step 7

    Uncooked quinoa. I use the white. It is similar color to bulgur. But you can use other colors or a mixture

    Step 8

    Cooked garbanzo beans. Today I bought them cooked.... But in a glass jar and organic. Wash them well

    Step 9

    ingredients. Pine seeds I add on the top. They are not in the photo. Because it is optional

    Step 10

    Cook the shallots in oil, butter or? Until golden. Discard the grease. (And put the shallots on a kitchen paper). Put them back in the cooking pot add 1 cup chicken broth. Cook 20 mins

    Step 11

    If your oven is on. You can bake your shallots. Put them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Add oil/butter, salt and a pinch of sugar. It helps to give the golden color.

    Step 12

    The shallots after 20 mins. They are soft and almost all the liquid is gone or very little left

    Step 13

    Add the broth (double the size of quinoa. The usual.. (Cooking quinoa)

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Add the cooked garbanzo beans

    Step 16

    Add the quinoa

    Step 17

    Add salt and cinnamon

    Step 18

    Mix gently

    Step 19

    While cooking add the boiled chicken on the top. To heat them. I keep the bay leaf till the end

    Step 20

    Here the whole thing is ready to serve

    Step 21

    Take out the chicken separate the from the bones and make them into bite sizes. Serve the quinoa and the chicken pieces around. Decorate with pine seeds and little parsley for the Mediterranean look

    Step 22