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Moroccan Beans and Greens

Ingredients

  • 1 qt. GFS Chopped Spinach, thawed
  • ¼ c. GFS Clear Canola Salad Oil
  • 2 c. Jumbo Spanish Onions, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 6⅘ lb. GFS Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 c. Harvest Valley 100% Pulp-Free Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Trade East Ground Turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Trade East Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Trade East Ground Cinnamon
  • to taste Kosher Salt
  • to taste Trade East Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ct. GFS French Bread, sliced into 1-oz. portions
  • 1 oz. GFS Canola Oil Butter-Flavored Pan Coating Spray
  • Quinoa Pilaf

    Ingredients

      • 5 qt. Water
      • 1 Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Onion Spice
      • 1 Tbsp. 1 Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Garlic
      • 1 ct. 1 ct. Trade East Whole Bay Leaves
      • 1 qt. 1 qt. White Quinoa

      Preparation

      Wash hands. 1] Place water, spices, and bay leaf in a rondeau. Bring to a boil. Add the quinoa. Cover the rondeau. Simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. Cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. 2] Place in 2" full-size stainless-steel hotel pans. Let cool. Cover, label, date, and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

    2¼ gal. Quinoa Pilaf

Preparation

Wash hands. 1] Drain spinach in a strainer. Press out excess moisture. 2] Place oil in a heated rondeau. Add onions and garlic. Cook until tender. 3] Add the kidney beans with juice, orange juice, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Add spinach. Mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into 2" stainlesssteel hotel pans. Allow to cool. Cover, label, date, and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

To prepare à la carte:

Wash hands. 1] Lightly spray one side of a bread slice with butter spray. Place oiled-side down on a heated flat griddle. Cook until golden-brown. 2] Place 4 oz. of heated quinoa pilaf on a warmed serving plate. Ladle 8 oz. of heated kidney bean mixture over the quinoa. Place bread on the plate next to the quinoa.

SCHOOL MEAL EQUIVALENTS

  • 3 oz. equivalent grains
  • 1⁄2 c. beans/peas or 2 oz. meat alternate
  • 1⁄4 c. additional vegetable