Made simply in one pan, Mexican Quinoa is both easy and delicious meal. It gets made in 15 minutes-20 minutes and is vegan and gluten free too. Moreover, it tastes very much like the amazing Mexican rice. So do try it out soon! Here’s how to make Mexican Quinoa at home.
One of the reasons why I like cooking quinoa is the fact that is light and healthy. Pair it up with fresh cilantro, veggies and a bit of olive oil and you are sorted! That’s why this recipe of Mexican Style Quinoa Recipe is proving to be great.
Packed with the quintessential Mexican flavours, Mexican Quinoa is a super treat to have any time, any day! It has the perfect balance of black beans, vegetable broth, fresh veggies like bell pepper, carrots, jalapeno and quinoa, of course. Add a hint of fresh lime juice, chili powder and this dish just takes a delicious turn!
You won’t really believe me, but this dish is ridiculously easy to make. You just need to toss and saute all the ingredients together in a bit of olive oil in a large or medium wok. That’s it.
Most importantly, you do not really need to cook quinoa separately. It gets nicely cooked with the other ingredients. So, yes, that way, you save a lot of time. Therefore, you can make it both for breakfast as well as a quick brunch if you want!
Benefits of eating Quinoa
– Quinoa happens to be one of the most excellent sources of protein.
– Moreover, it contains a great amount of fiber that prevents diabetes, blood pressure.
– Also, it is enriched with iron which is great for the red blood cells.
– Quinoa also contains lysine which is important for the growth and repair of tissues.
– Lastly, quinoa is believed to be rich with magnesium, manganese and riboflavin.
On that note, do prepare, this refreshing Mexican dish soon, guys! You can enjoy it just as it is or with Hot and Cheesy Mexican Corn Dip as well.
What is Mexican Quinoa?
Mexican Quinoa is a dish made using quinoa and other ingredients that are used in Mexican style of cooking. This dish is full of Mexican flavours and apart from being healthy and delicious it is also vegan and gluten free.
One Pot Mexican Quinoa is
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Full of Mexican Flavours
Can you freeze Mexican Quinoa?
Mexican Quinoa can be easily frozen. Transfer it in a freezer safe box and freeze for upto 6 months. When ready to eat, thaw it on counter for 4-5 hours and then microwave until warm.
What to serve with Mexican Quinoa?
You can serve this dish with guacamole, salsa, top it with lots of shredded cheese and sour cream. This is a full meal in itself and needs to other things to go along with it.
How to make Mexican Quinoa in Slow Cooker?
To make Mexican Quinoa in a slow cooker, add all the ingredients in the pot of the cooker. Cover the lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
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Mexican Quinoa Recipe
Made simply with one pan, Mexican Quinoa is both easy and delicious meal. It gets made in 15 minutes-20 minutes and is vegan and gluten free. Moreover, it tastes very much like the amazing Mexican rice. So, feel free to try it out soon! Here's how to make Mexican Quinoa at home.
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Garlic Finely Chopped
- 1 cup Onion Chopped
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 1 Jalapeno Chopped
- 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Yellow Bell Pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Peas
- 1/4 cup Corn
- 1/4 cup Carrot Cubed
- 1/2 cup Black Beans Rinsed
- 1/4 cup Tomato Puree
- 1 and 1/4 cup Veg Stock
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
Heat olive oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add garlic and onion and fry till onion turns pinkish.
Add the quinoa and fry for 3-4 minutes, until it absorbs the oil.
Keep stirring gently.
Add Jalapeno pepper, bell peppers, peas, corn, carrot and black beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomato puree, salt, pepper powder, cumin powder and paprika along with stock.
Cover the pot and cook the quinoa on low heat till done.
Remove from heat and cook for 5 minutes.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
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