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Mexican Quinoa

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This Mexican Quinoa recipe is a flavorful, savory recipe wherein cooked quinoa and beans are stir-fried with vegetables and spices to create a deliciously healthy protein and fiber-rich recipe.
30MIN
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Ingredients

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Servings:
2
Serves 2
1/3 cup
about 1 cup cooked if using leftover quinoa
2 stalks
Celery , chopped
1 Tbsp
Oil
1/2
Medium  Onion , sliced
3
Green Chili Pepper , diced
2
Assorted Color Bell Peppers , julienned
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Black Beans , boiled, drained
or 3/4 cup Canned Black Beans
1/4 cup
Red Kidney Beans , boiled, drained
or 3/4 cup Canned Red Kidney Beans
1 Tbsp
1 handful
Fresh Cilantro , chopped
1 tsp
Lemon Pepper
1/2 Tbsp
Taco Seasoning
1/2 tsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
485
FAT
9.4 g
PROTEIN
19.7 g
CARBS
87.4 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Cook Quinoa (1/3 cup) according to package directions. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and set aside.
Step 2
Heat around Oil (1 tablespoon) in a wok. Add Celery (2 stalk), sauté it on high for a minute.
Step 3
After that add slices of Onion (1/2), sauté it. Don't let it cook too much maintain the crunchiness of vegetables. Add Green Chili Pepper (3) and Assorted Color Bell Peppers (2), you can use whatever color peppers you have in hand. Sauté all of them on high maintaining the crunchiness.
Step 4
Add around Frozen Corn (1/2 cup) and stir. Add Black Beans (1/4 cup) and Red Kidney Beans (1/4 cup). Give a good stir.
Step 5
Add the Lemon Pepper (1 teaspoon), Taco Seasoning (2 teaspoon) and Salt (1/2 teaspoon), stir everything. Then add the cooked quinoa and stir.
Step 6
At the end add Lime Juice (1 tablespoon) and a handful of Fresh Cilantro (1 handful) into the quinoa and combine everything. Your Mexican quinoa is ready to serve! Add some avocado on top if you want.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
485
% Daily Value*
Fat
9.4 g
12%
Saturated Fat
0.8 g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
87.4 g
32%
Fiber
16.7 g
60%
Sugars
18.7 g
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Protein
19.7 g
39%
Sodium
1107.6 mg
48%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
87.7 mg
7%
Iron
6.7 mg
37%
Potassium
1115.4 mg
24%
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