I'm not going to lie - it blows my mind when I hear that someone hasn't tried quinoa - and then I realize that not everyone is a health freak like me trying to find the healthier alternatives to all of those classics that we all love.
Well, good thing for you guys I am and I'm happy to share my findings :) Quinoa (keen-wah) is one of the healthiest grains for you. Everyone always asks me to describe the taste, and I NEVER can. Honestly, I think it's just like rice - it tastes like whatever seasonings you use!
So here's my all time favorite quinoa recipe for you guys to try out and enjoy! (And you WILL enjoy it!) Oh, and this is another recipe that makes a TON! (3 servings to be exact - and yes, it's 21 Day Fix approved!)
- 1 tsp olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
-3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
-1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth (I used beef because that's what I still had!)
-1 tsp cumin
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I used paprika because I realized I was out!)
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 cup frozen corn kernels (Or fresh. I used canned just because I had them!)
-1 can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
-1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro/basil/parsley
On medium heat, sauté onions and garlic with olive oil until slightly browned.
Mix quinoa into the pan. Cover with vegetable broth, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
Add in corn. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Mix in black beans, cilantro, basil and parsley.
This makes 3 servings...lots of yum and nutrition!!!
I always add some hot sauce on top too! (I'm addicted!)
You're welcome if this is your first quinoa recipe ;)
And for you 21 Day Fixers:
this counts as 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 red, and 1 tsp per serving!
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