Mexican Quinoa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 22 min 6
Mexican Quinoa
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1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 cup Water (boiling)
1 1/2 cup chopped Yellow onion
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 large pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped)
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
2 cup Frozen yellow corn kernels
1 tbsp Celery seed
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Sesame seeds
1/2 cup Green onion (chopped)
1 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1 avocado(s) Avocado (diced)
1/4 cup Lime juice (fresh)


In a pot combine the quinoa and boiling water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for around 12 minutes or until the water has disappeared and the quinoa is soft and fluffy. This should yield 1 1/2 cups of quinoa.

Saute the onion, garlic, red pepper and oil for around 5 mins or until the onion is soft.

Add the corn, quinoa, celery seeds and salt. Cook for another 3-4 mins or until everything is hot.

Put the sesame seeds in a hot non-stick frying pan and heat for around 2mins or until they are brown. Shake or stir the pan so they cook evenly. Sprinkle these on top.

Serve topped with sesame seeds, green onions, cilantro and avocado. Drizzle over the lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 241
Calories from fat 96
Calories from saturated fat 13.0
Total Fat 10.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 211 mg
Potassium 632 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Sugars 5.5 g
Protein 6.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 2.3

Energy sources


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