Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spanish Quinoa and Rice - Gluten-Free

A couple weeks ago, I had a few of my family members over for a Taco Bar!  It gave me a great excuse to use my new Crock-Pot Hook-Ups!  (They're pretty cool!  I'll be posting about those very soon.)  I made my taco meat, Spanish quinoa and rice and my jazzed-up refried beans!

This Spanish quinoa and rice had wonderful flavor.  It had everything Spanish rice should have, but WAY easier to make!  LOL  You know me....I don't do "hard."  I don't have time.  I always find a way I can make what I want requiring the least amount of time and energy.  Your family will never know this Spanish quinoa and rice is actually good for them!  If you're having guests, you'll most likely be introducing them to something new.....that's a good thing!  I was, and I think it's pretty cool I was able to introduce it to them!  Maybe they'll seek out some more quinoa recipes on their own now. ;)

I hope you give this a try!  It's great as a side, on top of salad or on your tacos or burritos!  YUM!

Servings: 12-15

1 cup brown rice
1 cup quinoa
1 cup salsa
14.6 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. my taco seasoning or 1 pkg. taco seasoning
3 3/4 cup water

Directions: (Use a 3 quart or larger slow cooker for this recipe)
In your crock, place the brown rice, quinoa and salsa.

Add in the diced tomatoes,
 taco seasoning 
 and water.
(notice how full my crock is?  I should have used a larger one!!!)
Stir it up.
Cook on LOW for 6 hours, or on HIGH for 3 hours.
Stir occasionally.
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  1. Your spanish rice looks absolutely delicious, especially with adding the quinoa.

    1. Thank you! Come back and let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Making this NOW to go with tonight's shredded beef tacos!

    How large is a serving size? 1/2 cup cooked?