Monday, March 11, 2013

Spanish Quinoa side dish

I have always been a fan of Spanish rice and decided to make it a bit healthier by making Spanish quinoa instead.  The quinoa packs in more protein and more fiber then rice and since I made it from scratch I didn't have to worry about any of fake boxed ingredients.  Mix this with Mexican chicken packets and a gingerita and have your perfect low fat high protein Mexican meal.

Spanish Quinoa

1/2 small yellow onion chopped
1 tbs olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups quinoa uncooked
1/2 tbs cumin
1/2 tbs chili powder

1) Heat oil in large skillet and add in onion and garlic, saute for 3-5 minutes until onions begin to soften
2) Add tomato sauce, broth, quinoa, cumin, and chili powder then bring to a boil
3) Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is tender
4) Enjoy

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