Spanish Quinoa

Spanish Quinoa

We think our spanish quinoa recipe will be a hit with you and your family. It is with ours!

At the first bite we thought we wouldn’t be able to stop eating it!  It was so delicious and so easy -- key factors in our food approval rating.

Not only is this tasty. It’s also nutritious. Why? The quinoa is soaked. That means it provides extra nutrition.

So go ahead and try it! Let us know what you think.

Oh, and in case you're looking for how to spell quinoa in Spanish, you can check out "What is quinoa in Spanish?"

Ingredients for Spanish quinoa

  1. 1 Cup of Quinoa

    Note: Soak it in water for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight.

  2. 1 ½ Cup Tomato juice...
    or approximately 1 ⅛ Cup water plus 4 Tbs tomato paste

  3. 1 tsp Salt

    Note:  Try Redmond’s Real Salt if you can. It tastes a lot better than regular processed salt. And because it’s not as processed it retains more nutrients.

  4. 1-2 tsp Cilantro, or to taste

  5. ½ tsp Paprika

  6. 1 Garlic clove, minced

  7. ½ Green pepper, chopped

  8. ½ Cup Onion, chopped

  9. Optional: Tomatoes, chopped

How to make Spanish quinoa

  1. In a large pan, bring soaked quinoa and juice or water to boil.

  2. Boil 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the salt, cilantro, paprika, and garlic.

  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit 30 minutes.

  5. Stir in green pepper, onion, and tomatoes.

Advice for you about making Spanish quinoa

Soft Vegetables?

Do you like soft veggies? I mean, do you like to really cook them? We don’t! But if you do we have a different set of steps for you to make this recipe...

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a large pan.

  2. Boil for 5 minutes.

  3. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

This’ll get your veggies nice and soft. Just the way you like them!

If you’d rather not boil your veggies you could add them after Step 2. The possibilities are endless!

Sauté it!

We have another interesting idea you could try. See if you like it.

You could sauté the onion and garlic together first, then add everything else and continue the procedure.

So that would look like this...

  1. Sauté onion and garlic with a little water or oil in a large pan.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients.

  3. Boil for 5 minutes.

  4. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

Soft veggies and sautéed garlic and onion! Could it get any better?

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve made some Spanish quinoa, why not try making some more quinoa recipes? Your family will thank you for it.

You might also want to revel in the nutritiousness of quinoa by reading our page on quinoa nutrition.

But not to put the cart before the horse, do you know where to buy quinoa so you can fashion it into all sorts of these fun recipes? If not, let us help you find out where to buy quinoa.

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