Long time, no post. I just got back from an amazing trip to Turkey and brought back a ton of recipes and inspiration for delicious dishes with me. I didn’t want to spend too much time cooking today, since I had plenty to catch up on at home, so I decided to dive into that “one-pot” frenzy that’s been going around the web.
All the recipes I’ve seen always involve pasta though, so I thought I’d switch it up with other grains instead: a mix of quinoa and bulgur, and plenty of veggies.
It turned out to be so tasty and easy! My inspiration came from an unpretentious side dish I had at a restaurant during my trip. It was some sort of “tomato sauce and herbs”-flavored wheat that both stuck me as incredibly simple, and yet so delicious. Far away from the regular white rice, salad, or fries, this side brought the whole dish to a next level.
Since I had perfectly ripe tomatoes and fresh basil to pick up from our garden, along with onions and garlic on hand, my take on this grain-bowl is slightly more elaborate than the side I had. It still requires minimum effort and/or time spent in the kitchen though, which can always be nice (even if you love to cook!). Just chop everything, throw it all in a pot and wait for the magic to happen! Bon appétit!
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1/4 cup dried quinoa and bulgur mix
- 1/2 cup water
- a handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 plum tomato
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce
- 2 green onions
- 1/4 garlic clove
- a handful of basil sprigs
- a pinch of paprika
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Halve the cherry tomatoes, and chop the plum tomato, onions, basil, and garlic finely.
- Combine all the ingredients: grains, veggies, water, olive oil, tomato sauce and seasoning in a medium pot. Bring it to a boil, stir, lower the heat and let it cook for about 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Garnish with more chopped basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
TIP: Top with a poached egg, or sprinkle each plate with some grated parmesan for some extra deliciousness!
Temps total: 20 minutes
- 80g de quinoa et boulgour mélangés
- 160 mL d’eau
- une poignée de tomates cerises
- 1/2 tomate
- 2 c.s de concentré de tomate
- 2 oignons de printemps
- 1/2 gousse d’ail
- une poignée de feuilles de basilic
- 1/2 c.s d’huile d’olive
- une pincée de paprika
- une pincée de piment d’Espelette
- sel et poivre fraichement moulu
- Coupez les tomates cerises en deux, puis émincez la tomate, les oignons, le basilic et l’ail.
- Combinez tous les ingrédients: quinoa et boulgour, légumes émincés, eau, concentré de tomate, huile d’olive, et épices, dans un bol. Amenez le tout à ébullition, mélangez à l’aide d’une cuillère en bois, baissez le feu, et laissez le tout cuire pendant environ 10-12 minutes, ou jusqu’à ce que tout le liquide soit évaporé. Garnissez d’un peu plus de basilic frais, et d’un filet d’huile d’olive. Bon appétit!
LE PLUS: Ajoutez un oeuf poché, ou saupoudrez chaque assiette de parmesan râpé pour encore plus de saveurs!
3 thoughts on “Three-Tomatoes “One-Pot” Grain Bowl”
I for one am delighted to find these one-pot wonders – I just discovered one of Dimple’s the other day and have eaten it twice already, licking my lips ! 🙂
This one also seems to be right up my alley, and I shall give it a go as long as I can use just quinoa ? (don’t have any bulgur, and never use it)
Sounds delicious. I’m going to try it tomorrow. Thanks.
I see that you did not make a paste of any of those but how come you don’t find any sign of tomatoes or leaves once the thing is cooked? Did you anything additional to remove all those?
I was just curious as i have a picky eater who picks everything out. I was just wondering how you managed to hide all of them.