Mexican Style Quinoa
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
14 ingredients
4 servings
I threw this together last night to have on hand to take for lunches. Similar to Mexican Rice, only made with the nutritional powerhouse, Quinoa! This began as an attempt to use of some left-over homemade tomato soup I had in the fridge. This recipe is open to many interpretations and additions. I encourage you to experiment. A can of rinsed and drained black beans or garbanzos would be nice, or some chopped fresh cilantro or tomatoes too. Also a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes can be uses in place of the tomato sauce plus water. One note: the Southwest seasoning I use is by Pampered Chef, but you can easily substitute cajun seasoning, or a mix of garlic poweder, onion powder, oregano, and paprika

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , north-american , mexican , taste~mood , quick , spicy , free-of... , time-to-make , egg-free , vegan , <-30-mins , easy , grains , lactose-free , vegetarian , savory ,
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Serving Size (98.38 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 83.63 Calories from Fat 41.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.61g 28.35%
Saturated Fat 0.61g 12.29%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 36.99mg 6.16%
Total Carbohydrate 9.62g 12.83%
Dietary Fiber 1.75 g 27.97%
Sugars 2.25 g %
Protein 2.08g 16.62%
Vitamin A 416.06IU% Vitamin C 4.02mg%
Calcium 28.3mg% Iron 1.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onion, green bell pepper, southwest seasoning, salt and pepper, diced green chilies