Recipe by Occasional Cooker
"As a healthier alternative to Mexican or Spanish rice, this version uses gluten-free quinoa instead of rice for its additional protein and fiber and great taste. However, it still has all the great flavor and spices of your usual Mexican or Spanish rice dish."
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jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (10 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)
taco seasoning mix
low-sodium chicken broth
chopped fresh cilantro
I have had one similar, but a lot easier to make! Just put everything all together in 2 qt casserole dish, quinoa uncooked, cover and cook on 350 for 30 min. Remove, stir, and put back in 15-20 min until all liquid absorbed. i also put in black beans and frozen corn. Add different veggies every time I make it. SUPER EASY this way.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but it has a texture my family just doesn't like.
Love the taste of this! I think I'll have the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow! I'll start my day off in an exciting way!
I loved this! I followed exactly as written, including using a fresh diced jalapeno. I did get a bit nervous when the quinoa took longer to cook than I'm used to, but it came out perfect! I too added a can of rinsed and drained black beans. Of course to make it unhealthy, I added a small dollop of sour cream and a teaspoon of shredded cheddar cheese to mine. I doubt the bf will touch it (he's weary of quinoa), but perhaps if I drown his in cheese and sour cream, he just might touch it. Thanks for the recipe!
My wife and family loved it. If you wanna make this a meal you can sautee some shrimp put it on top when the quinoa is done then sprinkle it with cheese and bake at 350 for 15 min or until cheese is golden
I Loved this recipe, and it could be used as a main dish or side...here's how. I sauteed, several small sweet peppers along with a red onion, added the quinoa to toast it. After a few minutes a added a full cup of salsa (didn't have the Rotel), also didn't have the taco seasoning, but used 2tsp. of cumin...cook as directed. Once it was done, I topped with a large amount of fresh cilantro, and diced green onions. It's great as a side dish this way...if you want a main dish, add a protein (chicken and black beans or?), top with melted cheese, or add it all together in a burrito. It's also great with diced avocado/sour cream on top. Thanks so much for this recipe, I made a huge batch!
Delish! Make sure to use low-sodium chicken broth or it will be too salty.
Too salty, cut back on taco seasoning possibly, would've been better otherwise
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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