Quinoa With Latin Flavors Recipe

Quinoa with Latin flavors is a delicious and nutritious dish that combines the nutty taste of quinoa with the vibrant flavors of Latin cuisine. This recipe features a mix of colorful vegetables, such as bell peppers, tomatoes, and corn, along with aromatic spices like cumin and paprika. The quinoa is cooked to perfection and then tossed with the vegetables and spices, creating a flavorful and satisfying dish. It can be served as a main course or as a side dish, and is perfect for those looking for a healthy and flavorful meal.

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Ingredients for Quinoa With Latin Flavors Recipe

  • 0.17 cup Quinoa
  • 0.33 cup Water
  • 0.17 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.17 Small Onion, Diced
  • 0.33 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.17 Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 0.17 cup Corn Kernels
  • 0.17 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 0.33 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin
  • 0.08 teaspoon Paprika
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Chopped Cilantro Or Parsley For Garnish

Directions: Quinoa With Latin Flavors Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water to remove any bitterness.
  • STEP 2.In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the rinsed quinoa. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed.
  • STEP 3.While the quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • STEP 4.Add diced bell peppers, corn kernels, and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  • STEP 5.In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the vegetables in the skillet and stir to combine.
  • STEP 6.Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet and toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  • STEP 7.Remove from heat and garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.
  • STEP 8.Serve the quinoa with Latin flavors as a main course or as a side dish. It pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.
  • STEP 9.Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips

  • To enhance the flavor of the quinoa, you can cook it in vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like zucchini or black beans for extra texture and flavor.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste preferences. You can add more cumin or paprika for a bolder flavor.
  • For a complete meal, you can top the quinoa with avocado slices or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply microwave the quinoa with Latin flavors until heated through.
  • Serve the quinoa as a main course with a side of salad or as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
Nutrition
value
236
calories per serving
6 g Fat21 g Protein22 g Carbs9 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    6g
  • Protein
    21g
  • Carbs
    22g
  • Fiber
    9g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    22g
  • Protein
    21g
  • Fiber
    9g

Fats

  • Fat
    6g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    128mg
  • Iron
    5mg
  • Vitamin A
    908mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    99mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    31mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    95mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    195mg
  • Selenium
    17mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp