Ever since quinoa popped onto the health scene concerning four years past, it has been slowly taking the place of rice in several of my recipes I presently produce things like quinoa dish bowls instead of ancient dish bowls, quinoa dish, and even quinoa dish. almost about anywhere merely|that you just} simply use rice you will be able to use quinoa in its place.
So nowadays we’re doing simply that. We’re taking a classic rice instruction – dish or Red Rice – and turning it into this fabulous Spanish quinoa!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped white onion
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa
- 2 cups vegetable broth
This is a really great side dish. We’re gonna start by adding olive oil into our small saucepan. Follow that with your white onion and we are just going to saute the onion until it is translucent, and nice and soft. Once you have that texture or that consistency,
you can add in your quinoa as well as your salsa. So I like to do hot, chunky salsa, but you can do any sort of jarred salsa that you like. And then some vegetable broth. And if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, you could totally use chicken broth.
That would add a little different depth of flavor. Not necessarily more flavor, but it would definitely add a different flavor. So add whatever sort of broth you want. You could also use water. Stir it all together until everything is combined and we’ll just bring this up to a boil.
And then cook it like you would a regular quinoa. So you will reduce it to simmer You’ll cover it. And this does take a little bit longer to cook, about 20 minutes or so. But once it’s cooked it will have absorbed all the liquid and you’ll have red rice style quinoa. So Spanish quinoa, or Mexican quinoa, or red quinoa,
whatever you want to say. But this is basically a version of Spanish rice or Mexican rice. And this goes really well as a side dish. It also can be bulked up with your favorite protein of choice, whether that’s beans, grilled tofu.
You could do grilled chicken or grilled shrimp, and crazy simple to make. Five ingredients in one pot. You really can’t go wrong. So I hope you guys try it and I definitely recommend serving it at your next Mexican-inspired feast.