Who knew you could make quinoa onion rings? I’m a big fan of onion rings, so when I found myself with half an onion in the fridge I decided to try out this exciting recipe. As you can see from the picture, I haven’t mastered frying these till golden brown, but they still tasted good and weren’t too hard to make (though I did set off the fire alarm whilst cooking).
Simple ingredients: onion, quinoa, flour, oil, water.
Here’s what you do:
- Pour some flour into a bowl.
- Pour some flour into another bowl and add water. Stir. Add water until the consistency is between soup and dough, that is, thick but not gloppy.
- Pour some quinoa into another bowl.
- Slice onion.
- Ring by ring, dip first into flour bowl, then into flour-water bowl, then into quinoa. Toss into pan of hot oil. Flip once or twice, cooking until golden brown.
Voilá! Quinoa-battered onion rings. This is an item best cooked with a partner–one person battering, one person cooking. Z was studying while I made these, hence the unevenly cooked rings.
Eating these made me realize how seldom I eat food this greasy. I don’t always eat well, but most of my obviously unhealthy food choices involve things like chocolate, ice cream, or cheese. I definitely would not use more than half an onion when making this again–at least not for two people–and I’d need to buy ketchup. Or mustard? Never.