Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A one-pot wonder inspired by a recipe from Chilean chef Maria Eugenia Terragno. I make this with homemade lean turkey chorizo to cut down on calories.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover quinoa with cold water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add the quinoa and cook, stirring, until toasted, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Return pan to medium heat. Add oil and chorizo; cook, stirring occasionally to break chorizo into pieces, for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, bell peppers, serrano pepper, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in quinoa, both beans, tomatoes, and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered until liquid is slightly reduced, around 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cover; let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Uncover and stir in parsley. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.
Most Helpful

I had a huge bag of quinoa from Costco so I was looking for some ways to use it. I used LightLife soy sausage and an entire package of frozen lima beans rather than two kinds of beans. I also added some cumin. We enjoyed this--thanks for posting!

Noor.Khalid October 23, 2013

Great flavorful dish! As you suggested in the intro I used homemade turkey chorizo to lighten this up; I don't care for lima beans so left them out. The nutty quinoa was a great base for the other textures and flavors. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

loof June 21, 2013