How I cook quinoa: I use a 1:2 ratio; 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water. After a very thorough rinse, bring to a boil with a little salt, then simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. I usually make a big batch and use it throughout the week. One cup of uncooked quinoa will yield a whole bunch of quinoa, enough for this recipe and then some. —mrslarkin
sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" dice
cooked quinoa, warm or room temp
grated zest of navel orange
juice of 1/2 navel orange
pistachios, or peanuts, or both, lightly crushed (about a small handful)
jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, cut into small dice
Heat butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. When butter begins to foam, add the diced potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 or so minutes, until potatoes just begin to brown. Stir in the maple syrup. Season with salt to taste. Turn off heat.
In the saute pan, combine the remaining ingredients with the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature.