Spanish Rice Using Quinoa

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Zenmaria

My boys love Spanish rice in a restaurant but we only eat brown rice at home and I was not happy with the results. Using a basic Spanish Rice recipe, I replaced the rice with Quinoa. If you haven't tried Quinoa you must - It is just so yummy and easy to make! Be sure to rinse it very well (VERY well!) or it could taste bitter.

Top Review by Suzanne

Does not make very much, I suggest doubling the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Depending on your preference, blend the canned or fresh tomatoes in a blender to remove chunks.
  2. Add water to tomatoes so you have 1 1/2 cups liquid (tomatoes + water).
  3. Add well rinsed quinoa, water/tomato mixture and garlic to a sauce pan and heat to boiling.
  4. Lower heat & simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Add remaining ingredients & mix well.
  6. Salt as needed.

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