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This thick and hearty stew is very satisfying and good for you too! Quinoa is often found in the ethnic aisle of the grocery store.
Quinoa is a complete protein, unusual in the plant world and it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and red, green and yellow peppers, and salt; cook and stir for about 10 minutes. Add zuchini, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Stir in the quinoa, vegetable stock, and tomato paste.
Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until quinoa grains are soft. Stir in the diced tomatoes, basil, and then season with Italian seasoning, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook until heated through, then serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Reheats in the microwave really well.
Serve with brown rice, jasmine rice or any type of noodle: rice noodles, mung bean noodles (which are gluten free), soba noodles, ramen (without the seasoning packet)—I have even used regular pasta in a pinch. Use whatever you have on hand. I made this version completely vegetarian (even vegan) but it would be delicious with grilled shrimp, sliced chicken, or beef.
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