Quinoa Chard Pilaf

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Quinoa Chard Pilaf

1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1-1/2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup canned lentils, rinsed
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Mix in quinoa, lentils, and mushrooms. Pour in the broth. Cover, and cook 20 minutes.
Remove the pot from heat. Shred chard, and gently mix into the pot. Cover, and allow to sit 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.

Serves 4
Onion: clear heat, relieves toxicity; transforms phlegm and damp
Garlic: hot, acrid; anti-bac, anti-viral, anti-fungal
Quinoa: Strengthens entire body, tonifies qi, warms yang
Lentils: sweet, neutral; strengthens SP, harmonizes MJ, clears summer heat
Mushrooms: supplements SP and ST, rectifies qi, transforms phlegm
Chard: neutral, sweet; clears heat, detoxifies blood