Left overs are not boring. Left over are an opportunity.
Recall if you will the quinoa and chickpeas I had for dinner last night.
I always end up with left overs of quinoa, even if I measure out a proper portion, it just makes way too much. I also hate to waste food. Hate it.
So what was I to do with the bounty of complete protein (nutrition class word vomit) in my fridge!?!
chick-pea quinoa burgers? chick-pea quinoa balls(heehee)? Maybe a casserole… fritters, salad topper… no.. wait…
Chick-pea Quinoa Scramble! Eureka. Eu-freakin-reka.
- 1c. Quinoa/ Chickpea mixture
- Onion, mushroom, asperagus, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. liquid egg whites
- cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
In a pan, sautee veggies. Once veggies are tender, add chick-pea and quinoa mixture and heat through. In a small bowl scramble your egg whites with the salt and pepper and add to the pan stirring constantly until eggs are no longer runny. Add a scoop of hummus and stir. Meanwhile (for all you multi-taskers) cook your egg however you fancy (over easy for me) and top your quinoa bowl with it, along with as much grated cheese as you would like. So a lot.
Magical isn’t it? What used to be, let’s face it, a bland mixture of quinoa and chickpeas has transformed into a cheesy, protein packed, veggified whole new meal! score. Only thing is now I have left overs of my left overs.