Southern Style Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Southern Style Quinoa Bowl

This is a recipe I created to soothe my taste for southern cooking.  Chops are great when cooked right, but I also wanted to cut calories.  I did this by making this Delicious Southern Style Quinoa Bowl.

Quinoa is a great rice substitute and it is a really Healthy choice.  Being from Louisiana rice is a main staple  in our diets and eaten with almost every meal.  I have searched for a healthy substitute  for a while.  I have tried brown rice and barley and I had a hard time adjusting to the big difference in taste.   Quinoa is the only substitute that I have found thus far that I actually really like.

I also used a country favorite, Purple Hull Peas and flavored them with Pork Drippings and seasoned it all with Cajun/Creole spices.  I used bone-in Chops for added flavor and I let this Delicious meal simmer until perfect.

My family loved this meal.  Everyone cleaned their plates and asked for a second serving.  Try this recipe and let us know what you think about this Delicious Southern Style Quinoa Bowl.

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Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
Print Recipe
Southern style Quinoa Bowl cooked with Purple hull peas and flavored with pork drippings.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
Print Recipe
Southern style Quinoa Bowl cooked with Purple hull peas and flavored with pork drippings.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. First, add 2 cups of quinoa, and 4 cups of water to a rice cooker and cook on high. Add a pinch of salt to the cooker with the Quinoa and water.
  2. Second, Season pork chops with spices of choice and dice the Onions and Bells Peppers.
    Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
  3. Third, add 2tbsp of olive oil to a large pan and heat. Place chops into pan along with diced vegetables and brown chops on both sides to a golden brown using medium heat.
    Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
  4. Next, remove chops from pan and put aside. Now, add 2/3 cup water to the pan and scrap the drippings from the bottom of the pot. Once done, add frozen purple hall peas to the pan and add more spices. Add 2 slices of fried bacon to pan also.
    Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
  5. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Adding water as needed. (never allow water to get to low) Then, add chops back to the pan and cook for fifteen more minutes.
    Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
  6. Finally, Add the cook quinoa to the pan with the purple hull peas and mix. Serve on a plate with chops and enjoy!
    Southern Style Quinoa Bowl
Recipe Notes

*When cooking peas you should never allow water to completely leave the pot.  Add water as needed

*Fry the bacon lightly then add to the pot

*Spices used Sea salt, Black Pepper, Garlic powder, and Cayenne.

*Once the Water is added to the pan with the peas remember to add more spices.  I add all of the same spices except Salt.

 

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