Recipe: Quinoa

After a long and busy day at work, sometimes the best thing you need is a bowl of quinoa or a bar of chocolate..but to each their own.

Quinoa, if you didn’t know, is a good substitute for rice or pasta. It’s a gluten free grain that is high in protein and potassium. It can come in a range of colors; white, red and black.

Here is a quick and easy recipe for Quinoa:

Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 2 Cups water
  • Veggies of your choosing (I chose 1/2 a tomato and 1/4 onion)
  • Seasonings (I chose salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, cumin and basil)
  • 1/4 cup of tomato sauce
  • Cilantro

Directions:

  1. Pour the water and quinoa into pot on the stove
  2. Turn the heat on high
  3. Add the chopped veggies, tomato sauce and seasonings
  4. Once the water starts boiling, put the lid on and cook on low for 15 minutes
  5. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat, but leave the lid on.
  6. Leave the lid on for 15 minutes.
  7. Then, uncover the pot and fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  8. Serve!

You can make this dish your own by switching out the veggies/sauces/seasonings! I have made a curry inspired quinoa, a Mediterranean style, a Mexican and just a Veggie galore quinoa. Do you have any favorite ways to jazz up quinoa?

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Dump everything in!
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Let it boil before putting the lid on and turning heat to low for 15 minutes.
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After 15 minutes of no heat, remove the lid and fluff with fork.

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Serve!

 

 

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