Friday, February 18, 2011

Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potato, Leek, and Corn

quinoa with roasted sweet potatoes, leeks, and corn

You might think that it's the sweet potato that makes this recipe, but it isn't. It's the corn. Also roasting leeks makes the house smell amazing.

a large sweet potato
three leeks
1/2 lb frozen corn
olive oil
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

Heat oven to 500 degrees.

Scrub and dice the sweet potato. Trim the leeks, discarding the dark green parts. Halve the white and light green parts lengthwise, wash thoroughly, and slice crosswise. Toss the sweet potato, leeks, and corn in a baking pan with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast until nicely browned, about twenty minutes or maybe longer because of the corn giving off liquid.

Meanwhile, bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it stand. When the vegetables are roasted, add the quinoa right to the baking pan and stir it all together.