Wild Rice and Quinoa

Quick and delicious

BBQ pork, quinoa, wild rice, mushrooms, onions, celery, steamed broccoli


And for dessert:

Fresh raspberries with chocolate chips and gelato. We shared the berries and chocolate, but the gelato servings are individual. Mine is pistachio and DH’s is cappuccino chip.



About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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22 Responses to Wild Rice and Quinoa

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    Love everything except the pork. Great pictures too.

    • judilyn says:

      Easy to toss some nuts into the grain melange for vegetarians. They’re good, too.

      • bethbyrnes says:

        Yes, indeed. Another alternative and the one I would choose, is to add some Field Roast Chorizo. Made from wonderful ingredients, I have served it with pasta and in soup and no one can tell it is not made from pork. It is delicious (not made from soy, thankfully) and comes in several flavors, like Apple and Sage sausage, etc. It could be sauteed in the same gravy you used for the pork. I am going to try your dinner soon and really love your sharing this.

      • judilyn says:

        Thanks for the compliments! It is very gratifying when someone else can enjoy what I love so much. I cook up a batch of wild rice once in a while, and then add it to a lot of different grains as a flavor changer. It is pretty strong on its own, but lovely with just about any whole grain. It cooks beautifully in the rice cooker – just don’t let it boil too long before letting it just sit and absorb the fluid for a good hour. It does best with plain water, rather than broth, so I use bone broth in the prep of the rest off the meal.

        I’ll look for your sausage. I don’t eat a lot of meat, but don’t usually substitute a commercial product, either. Your suggestion sounds good. What ingredients are in it? I have sensitivities to a whole bunch of additives.

        Would love to hear about your success! ;->

      • bethbyrnes says:

        Judilyn, I just went to double check the box but my husband threw it out and just put the sausages in a ziploc, in an effort to maximize freezer space. Here is the link to the company online – trust me, the stuff is absolutely delicious and nothing like anything we think of as vegan or vegetarian in any way: http://www.fieldroast.com/. I believe it is made up mostly of vegetables, pulses and grains. A wide variety of products and a family company with an excellent philosophy. We get ours at Whole Foods but it is sold in many different store. I don’t think you would be disappointed. Probably cheaper than pork too!

      • judilyn says:

        Thanks. I’ll check it out. Meat is really cheap here. I like to estimate what the cost of our individual plates are, and this one came in at under two dollars each, and that includes the raspberry dessert and homemade focaccia.

  2. bethbyrnes says:

    Well, if that is the case, of course that is low. But, budget is just one consideration and one needs to factor in the cost to long term health when considering diet. Anyway, these are all options according to taste and philosophy. We are sharing and that is nice 🙂

    • judilyn says:

      Budget is always a consideration, but stacking up the cost of good food against the cost of medicine . . . I’ll take good food any day. I’m just happy to be able to produce healthful food for me and mine. DH has Multiple Myeloma, which is a non-curable cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and his current survival we pretty much credit to good food, exercise, low stress, and plenty of rest.

      Long-term health effects – this is a soapbox of mine – and I’ve been on it for most of the sixty years that I have been cooking. I’m off to check out FieldRoast. Thanks for the pointer! ;->

  3. Edie Zaprir says:

    Looks like the perfect meal…..

  4. bjdewell says:

    Looks great! Especially the dessert. But how come hubby gets so much more gelato than you do? Not fair… 🙂

    • judilyn says:

      I’m not very keen on much of anything sweet, so I just slurp up a mouthful and that’s enough. Those bowls are really tiny, so his portion isn’t much either. A pint lasts him about two weeks.

  5. Clanmother says:

    Judilyn – Quinoa is a staple at our house. My family has a history of high blood sugar so white rice and white pasta are not the best choices. This is an excellent post and the comments really add to the dialogue!! 🙂

    • judilyn says:

      We were torn at dinner tonight between more of the quinoa and wild rice, or bulgur, onions, mushrooms, and bits of Mexican grey squash, topped with Mexican scallions. So I steamed some Brussels sprouts, and added some pot roast to the bulgur. Romaine and tomatoes rounded out the meal. I’m finished eating, but there is still one diner at the table!

  6. Hi Judilyn (Dorrie Ann?) – don’t want to use the wrong name. It does my heart good to hear that DH is 6 years out! I’m 100 days out from the stem cell transplant and feeling really good right now …on a maintenance med and hope for this good feeling to continue. With you making these wonderful meals he has it made :).

    • judilyn says:

      Dorrie Anne is the name of our Lazy Daze motorhome; my name is Judie, but my screen name is judilyn – the name I was called in first grade because there were three of us in the class. Judy Garland was very popular in 1943!

      If you want to converse privately about Multiple Myeloma, feel free to pm me at judieashford@earthlink.net. We are always interested in others’ experiences. By the way, he has taken NO maintenance drugs since the transplant !!!

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