Butternut Squash, Turnip, and Green-Bean Quinoa Recipe

  • 2/3 cupquinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 ounces green beans
  • 1 cup 1/3-inch cubes butternut squash
  1. In a sieve rinse quinoa under cold running water until water runs clear.
  2. In a small saucepan bring water to a boil with quinoa and salt and simmer mixture, covered, over moderately low heat until just cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain quinoa in sieve (do not rinse) and spread out on a plate to cool.
  3. Peel turnip and cut into 1/3-inch cubes. Mince garlic. Slice scallions thin on the diagonal and cut beans into 1/3-inch pieces.
  4. In a steamer set over 1 inch boiling water combine squash, turnip, and garlic and steam vegetables, covered, 7 minutes, or until almost tender. Add beans, quinoa, and salt and pepper to taste and steam 3 minutes, or until beans are crisp-tender. Transfer mixture to a bowl and toss with scallions.