Microwaved Quinoa Pilaf

Course : Diabetic
Serves: 4
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1/4 cup red bell pepper -- diced
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion -- chopped
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup green beans

Preparation / Directions:

Place pepper, garlic, onion and sesame oil in a 4-cup glass measure. Microwave uncovered on High for 2 minutes and stir. Add quinoa and broth and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring once. Microwave on medium (50%) for 15 minutes. Add peas, stir to mix. Microwave on high another 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Grains should be pearly, with white outline visible. Fluff with a fork. Notes: Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wa") is a grain available at health food stores and some grocery stores.

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