1cupquinoaregular or red, though red looks prettier!
1vegan bouillon cube or 1 tablespoon mixed seasoning blendlike Frontier or Mrs. Dash
1cuptiny shell pastasee Note
1 1 /2 to 2tablespoonsEarth Balanceor fragrant nut or olive oil
Salt or seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
½cupminced fresh herbstry a combination of parsley, dill, and scallion
Combine the quinoa with 2 cup water and the bouillon cube or seasoning blend in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, then turn the heat down and simmer gently for 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a separate saucepan until al dente, then drain.
Combine the cooked grain and pasta in a serving container. Stir in the Earth Balance or oil until melted, then season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the fresh herbs or pass them around in a small bowl to top individual portions.
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