Mediterranean Chicken Spinach Quinoa Pilaf
Growing on magenta stalks three to nine feet tall, with large seedheads, quinoa has been cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years. Technically it is not a grain but a seed called the "mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas." Simple, nutrient rich and versatile, it is the southern hemisphere version of wild rice.
1 teaspoon Minced garlic, dried
1/2 teaspoon Mediterranean spice, dried
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Chicken flavored broth base & seasoning
2 teaspoon Provident Pantry Onion, chopped freeze dried
1/2 cup Provident Pantry Chicken, freeze dried
3/16 cup (34.5g) White Quinoa, pre-washed
3/16 cup (34.5g) Red Quinoa, pre-washed
2 Tablespoons Provident Pantry Cheddar Cheese, freeze dried
1/2 ounce Tomatoes, diced sundried
1/4 cup Provident Pantry Spinach, freeze dried
Place in a small plastic bag and seal with a knot the garlic, mediterranean spice, black pepper, chicken flavored broth base, onion and chicken. Place in a second bag and seal with a knot the red and white quinoa. Place in a third bag and seal with a knot the cheddar cheese.
Package Weight: 5.95 oz.
In a quart ziplock freezer bag, combine the tomatoes, spinach, a copy of the "At Camp" instructions and the three small sealed bags.
Remove the small bag of quinoa from the ziplock freezer bag and begin to rehydrate with 1 cup cold water in a water tight bottle during breakfast. Reseal the quart ziplock freezer bag containing the other two small plastic bags and return to the food pack. Place the water tight bottle containing the quinoa in the food pack and allow to rehydrate all day long. Afterwards, drain the partially rehydrated quinoa. In a medium pot, boil 2.25 cups (540 ml) water. Add the partially rehydrated quinoa and bag of spices with chicken. Cook until quinoa is translucent, adding more water if necessary. Cook until almost all water is absorbed. Add the tomatoes and spinach. Stir for a few moments. Garnish with cheddar cheese.
- Servings Per Recipe: 1 serving
- Amount Per Serving: 3 cups
- Calories: 549.9
- Total Fat: 33.5 g
- Cholesterol: 85.0 mg
- Sodium: 971.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 60.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
- Protein: 37.6 g