This week was Valentine’s Day and since I was old enough to be someone’s valentine, this day was ignored: No special gifts, no flowers, because my birthday is a few days later, but no birthday without flowers
No romantic Valentine’s supper, but food I love is
Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the garlic and onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add quinoa, wine and salt, bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 – 4 minutes, until de liquid has reduced a bit.
Add water, return to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 25 minutes,or until the quinoa opens up, revealing a little spiral, and ist soft and pleasant to chew.
Meanwhile, heat a large pan over high heat, stir in the musrooms and cook withour stirring for a few minutes, until they have begun to brown and release their juices. Then shake the pan every few minites until the mushroomse are evenly browned, abour4 4 minutes more. Remove from heat, let cool a bit. Then add the teaspoon butter, a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes, stir and adjust the seasoning.
Once the quinoa is perfecty tender, drain off any excess liquid – there was none – and stir in the cheese. Ladle into a deep plate and top with the mushrooms.