Peas And Carrots Quinoa

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I’ve never understood why there are so many pea blogs out there, and then it hit me: I can’t remember ever trying peas before. I’ve had snap peas, but never peas out of their pod—at least not ever since I’ve been old enough to remember. I used to ice my legs with frozen peas I stole from a common room refrigerator, but that doesn’t count I don’t think. I even went to London where I was promised there would be mushy peas and I never saw any. What a disappointment. So when I went to Trader Joe’s and saw a bag of frozen peas for fairly cheap I thought I’d try them out.

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Peas and carrots seem to be the quintessential baby food. I’m not sure why; they’re two vegetables that just about anyone can enjoy. Dressed up with quinoa, they’re perfectly good for adults, too. And these were good. Now I see why all the fuss over peas. I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without trying them! Never again. I find their sweet, earthy pop of flavor addicting. I absolutely couldn’t get enough of this when I made it, and you won’t be able to either.

Peas And Carrots Quinoa

    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Cook time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients(Makes 4 servings):

    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, washed and drained
    • 1/2 cup cooked peas
    • 1 carrots, sliced thinly
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon honey(optional)

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    Method:

  1. Bring the quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil over the stove.
  2. Add in the carrots and cook until the quinoa has soaked up all of the water.
  3. Add in the peas, salt, and honey. Mix and fluff the quinoa. Move to a serving bowl and serve hot.

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More peas, please.

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8 Responses to Peas And Carrots Quinoa
  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    October 11, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Is it weird that I love mushy canned peas? Most canned veggies skeeve me out but those are so soft and yummy! It sounds like they would go awesomely with the chewy quinoa.

  2. Anna @ On Anna's Plate
    October 11, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Never tried peas before?!? Gasp. You’ve been missing out!

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    October 11, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    I can’t believe you’ve never had frozen or canned peas before?? Isn’t the stuff that school lunches and parents feed their kids on busy weeknights in the winter to save money? Cannot believe you escaped canned peas. Jealous! But frozen peas are great. So are sugar snap peas…my fave form of peas.

  4. Hannah
    October 11, 2011 | 7:42 pm

    You actually just made my brain jangle. I can’t imagine anyone getting through childhood without having had peas! BRAIN JANGLE.

    P.S. My brother used to hate them. So we’ve got a difference, finally. 😉

  5. Pure2raw twins
    October 11, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    I am not much of a fan of peas, but will eat them, haha there are just some foods I crave more than others

  6. Julia Clancy
    October 12, 2011 | 12:14 am

    awesome post from my all-time favorite food blog 🙂 thanks for making my day!

  7. Kristin
    October 12, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    I hadn’t tried peas before either until recently! They really are delicious and your recipe looks so good that I want to go buy peas now! I bet your combination of ingredients makes the peas even better.

  8. Mary Legare Whaley
    March 20, 2012 | 9:48 pm

    I love TJ’s frozen peas! My personal favorite quinoa dish includes the addition of TJ’s Petit Peas, their frozen chopped spinach, and shitake mushrooms (not from TJ’s). I top it off with Sriracha. Simple but perfect. I think peas and carrots sound like a great combo, I’ll give it a go!