Sometimes we want eating dinner to just be something simple without a lot of production, but not quite as simple as take out or just popping something in the microwave. My partner and I eat simple dinners most nights of the week usually featuring fish or chicken, a veggie, and a starch. Last night we had Red Quinoa , Petite Peas, and pre-marinated fish –all from Trader Joe’s. I cooked the Red Quinoa in the rice cooker–just add one part quinoa to two parts water. The quinoa took the longest–about 20 minutes.I threw the frozen peas into a pot with about 2 cups of water and cooked them on the stove. The peas were done within 10 minutes.
The fish–Mahi Mahi– needed to be cooked for 7 minutes/side–I had to cook the bigger piece for a few more minutes and it turned out perfectly soft and juicy and very flavorful. If you eat half of a piece of fish– about 1/4 of whats in the package –with half a cup of quinoa and 3/4 of a cup of peas this dinner is just around 400 calories and still very filling!