January 15, 2013

Rice with quinoa

Give a special flavor to the every day rice with this healthy and tasty grain: quinoa.

servings: 5
time: 40 minutes

1 cup rice, rinsed and drained
½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 cups water
1 tsp. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 crushed garlic cloves
1 chopped tomato
1 cup chopped green beans
salt to taste

1 – Heat the olive oil and saute the onions.
2 – Add garlic, mixing well. Then comes rice, quinoa and salt. Stir well and add the water.
3 – Leave on high heat, stirring occasionally, until the water is almost completely evaporated (15-20 minutes).
4 – Add the tomatoes and green beans, stir, bring heat to low and cover the pan.
5 – After 5 minutes, check if rice and quinoa are already soft and turn the heat off. If necessary, cook for another 5 minutes.

Tips and Options
  • Add ½ cup of other vegetable (mushrooms, hearts of palm, corn, peppers, broccoli, zucchini).
  • To give a final touch, sprinkle with parsley, chives and/or grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with chicken or fish fillet and green salad.
  • If necessary, add a little more water to cook completely.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Arroz com Quinoa.

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