Mexican Quinoa

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So, who has tried my Mexican rice?  It’s good huh?


Well, I bought one of the huge bags of quinoa from Costco and have been trying to use it up ever since.

So I had this crazy idea, what if I used quinoa instead of rice?


And you know what?  I like it even better.  But please don’t tell the rice, it might get its feelings hurt.

Mexican Quinoa
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Mexican Quinoa
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 tablespoon oil, (I like to use extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans of vegetable stock
  1. Cook the onions and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the quinoa and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the stock, 1 teaspoon of salt, and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
  6. Fluff with a fork.
  7. Eat!

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