Qunioa and homemade sauce!

One of my favorite Airstream kitchen meals is rice cooker quinoa with red sauce and steamed vegetables. It’s easy, faster than a microwave meal, healthy, filling comfort food.

The recipe is simple:

1 cup quinoa

2 cups liquid (or 1 cup liquid, one cup tomato sauce or pesto)

whatever vegetables are around, chopped

salt, pepper, and cheese to taste.

Combine all ingredients (except the cheese) in the rice cooker on “white rice” setting.  Plate and serve with cheese over top.

The entire process takes about 15 minutes and the result is delicious.

The drawback, is that commercially made sauce is OK, but nothing special. This year, I made sauce from scratch and canned it. The very first thing that I’ve canned on my own.

It was easy … my mom trained me well, and provided good directions in our family cookbook… but it was a LOT of work for 9 little jars of sauce!

homemade sauce
9 jars of homemade tomato sauce

 

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