Quinoa with Peas and Onion


* 2 cups water

* 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

* 1 small onion, chopped

* 1 tablespoon olive oil

* 1-1/2 cups frozen peas

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/4 teaspoon pepper

* 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


* In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.

* Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir into cooked quinoa. Add the peas, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.

Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.