Quinoa with Vegetables

One of my favorite meals to make is Quinoa with vegetables.  It's a quick, healthy, and protein packed meal.

1 1/2 cups quinoa (any color will work)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. ground chili powder
2 t. red pepper flakes (Like it spicy? Add more!)
1 T. onion powder
1 T. parsley flakes (if you have fresh parsley, use it!)
3 cloves minced garlic
1-2 cups of each of your favorite vegetables.  (Fresh or frozen)
Here are a few examples:
  • Carrots
  • Red & Green Bell Pepper
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Broccoli 
  • Eda-Mame
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
Add quinoa to boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes.  Drain carefully! Set aside. 

Chop favorite vegetables into medium size pieces.

Warm extra virgin olive oil in wok.  Add minced garlic and cook until golden brown.

Add the vegetables that take longer to cook first. (Carrots, frozen veggies...) Saute on medium heat, adding in all vegetables and cooking till softened.  Add chili powder, red pepper flakes, onion powder, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.  

Add in cooked Quinoa, mix and warm all ingredients together.

 * This will make a lot of food!  You can cut this recipe in half and have plenty.  I always freeze my leftover quinoa for lunch or dinner in the upcoming week. 


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