For those who know me know it’s my most fave meal ever! Especially when it comes with a margarita! Tacos, taquitos, chips and guacamole…YUMMM! However, we all know once we add the sides, such as refried beans and rice, the carb and calorie amount can be less than ideal... Since I love my Spanish rice so much and wasn't quite ready to give it up, I decided to try making it with something a little healthier than rice…enter Quinoa!
Quinoa is a great way to add extra health benefits to a meal. Not only does it contain twice as much fiber as most other grains, it also is one of the most protein rich foods you can eat.
Check out the recipe to try your own superfood Spanish Quinoa!
2 cups rinsed quinoa
4 cups water
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chili powder
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper-optional for a spicy kick
1tsp sea salt
Half small fine chopped red bell pepper
Half small onion fine chopped
-Throw l it all in a sauce pan at the same time. Stir it up, cover with a lid and let it boil for 20 min or until liquid is gone.
-Fluff with a fork and WALA!!!!! So easy!
-You can substitute the powders for a taco seasoning mix to make it even easier and if you like more spice chop up your favorite spicy pepper, like a habanero.
-Eat it as is or cook up with some ground turkey for extra protein.
I had some left overs the next day and topped lettuce with the cold leftover Spanish quinoa , then I drizzled it with a super easy, less than 5 minute recipe… drum roll….cilantro lime avocado dressing. YUM!!!
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