This diminutive legume is surprisingly powerful on the nutrition front. It is home to a full package of minerals, a big dose of hunger-fighting fiber and protein, and scores of vitamins.
Scientists have learned that green peas also contain a unique assortment of powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that show great promise for general health protection. Frozen peas (I love the baby ones!) are super convenient and cook-up in just 3 minutes. I regularly add them to my soups, stews, rice dishes and salads.
This is my all-time favorite quinoa recipe. Just a magical flavor combination.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup baby frozen peas
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook the quinoa in the chicken broth with the olive oil according to package instructions. After cooking, gently stir in peas, pine nuts, parsley and Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve.
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