Discovering Quinoa - Part 2 - Breakfast Bowl & Caramel Pears

I'm still working on the bulk-size bag of Quinoa that my hubby brought home from a Costco haul.  It seems like this bag isn't going anywhere.  We have had quinoa with chicken, quinoa with lamb, quinoa with shrimp, and now quinoa for BREAKFAST!!!!  Also made a sweet treat for a morning dessert, Caramel Pears!

See how we made a quick and hearty breakfast, adding Quinoa to our favorite breakfast items!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 2016 - tev

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 2016 - tev

Cheesy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:

1 cup Quinoa, rinsed                                       1 Egg, fried, poached or hard boiled

2 cups Chicken (or Vegetable) Broth           Crispy Bacon

Shredded Cheese                                          Guacamole

Sour Cream (my favorite is Daisy)                 Sriracha or other hot sauce - to taste  

Instructions:

In a saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil.  Add quinoa, cook until the seeds are chewy and there is a white thread evident. 

Prepare egg as preferred, I prefer fried with a slightly watery yolk.  Fry and crumble bacon slices.

In a bowl, layer quinoa on the bottom, cover with cheese of choice.  Then add bacon, egg, sour cream, and guacamole.  Top with sriracha, and ground pepper to taste.  

Homemade Caramel Pears

Ingredients:

1/2 stick of Butter                            1 cup of Sugar (preferably brown)             Pinch of Salt

1/2 cup Milk (or half & half)             3 ripe Pears washed and sliced

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon                 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Instructions:

Start making the caramel first, this will take about 30 minutes cook.  In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and milk on medium heat.  Stir regularly and bring to a boil.  When caramel becomes golden brown and thick, turn off heat.

Wash and slice ripe pears, in a bowl, mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  Preheat frying pan with a quarter sized portion of olive oil.  Add pears to frying pan and cook pears until soft.  

In a dessert bowl, layer pears.  Then pour caramel on top.  Great with ice cream and nuts!

Caramel Pears 2016 - tev

Caramel Pears 2016 - tev

Have you tried these recipes?  Tell us what  you think!!

Enjoy!!