The kale and almonds give this dish a rich texture that you can really sink your teeth into.
1 tablespoon, sesame oil
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups kale, chopped into small pieces
1¾ cups water
½ cup roasted almonds, chopped or slivered *
Heat the sesame oil on low in a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa. Bring to medium heat and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until the quinoa begins to get fragrant.
Add the chopped kale and stir to combine. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow the quinoa to sit covered for another 10 minutes.
Add the toasted almonds and serve.
*To Roast the Nuts: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the nuts on a dry baking sheet. Bake for approximately 8-9 minutes, checking often. The nuts are done when they start to change color and impart a nutty fragrance. Remove from the hot baking pan and cool. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place, and the nuts will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe by Good Food Buzz at http://www.goodfoodbuzz.com/2012/06/22/roasted-quinoa-with-kale-and-almonds/