Quinoa is a versatile and delicious super grain. The nutritious grain is rich in proteins, essential minerals, and fiber. The iron, magnesium, and potassium that’s found in quinoa help support a healthy immune system, while the fiber helps you maintain a healthy weight. Not only is quinoa one of the most nutritious grains you can eat, but it’s also super easy to cook and tastes great too! Anyone can incorporate more quinoa into their diets, and there are countless tasty recipes to help.


1. Quinoa Chili

Quinoa acts as a ground beef substitute in this mouth-watering vegetarian chili. To make this recipe, start by cooking one cup of dry quinoa with two cups of vegetable broth. In a separate bowl, make the spice mixture by combining one tablespoon cumin, two tablespoons chili powder, one teaspoon of oregano, and a half teaspoon of smoked paprika. Leave the quinoa and spice mixture while you prepare the rest of the chili. Sauté yellow onion and four cloves of garlic in olive oil. Once the onion is translucent, add one diced green pepper and one diced red pepper. Sauté peppers for two minutes before adding two cans of crushed tomatoes, one cup frozen corn, one can of black beans, and the spice mix. Simmer the chili until vegetables are tender. Stir in the quinoa and allow the chili to sit so that the quinoa soaks up all of the flavors.

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