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Top 10 quick and cheap veggie/vegan meals [#2: Quinoa with rice]

Updated on August 5, 2012
Cast your vote for Quinoa rice

Pronounced “keenwaa” Quinoa is probably the most perfectly-balanced nutritional ingredient on the planet. It contains nine essential amino acids and provides more protein, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients than most other grains. So it’s good!

Mixed with a soft rice like basmati, cheese and chilli, it’s a knock-out quick dish.

APPROX COST (per serving): £0.70p/ $1.10


quinoa - raw & cooked (note "tails" in cooked photo)
quinoa - raw & cooked (note "tails" in cooked photo)

Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 100g / 4oz Quinoa
  • 200g / 8oz Basmati rice
  • 1 Stock cube
  • ¾ litre / 1 pt Water
  • to taste Chilli flakes (optional)
  • sprinkle Cheese (cheddar)
  1. Boil your water in a kettle then add it to a pan.
  2. Add your stock cube.
  3. When the stock is boiling, add the quinoa and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the basmati and continue to boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  5. Once you can see the “tails” on the quinoa, turn off the heat.
  6. Drain the excess stock from the pan and cover for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
  8. Add the cheese and chilli.
  9. Stir, season to taste and serve.

Other articles in this series

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Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#1: Beans on toast with a twist]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#2: Quinoa rice]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#3: Veggie shepherd’s pie]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#4: Chickpea Moloshyam]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#5: Mushroom risotto]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#6: Cheese Omelette]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#7: Veggie Nasi Goreng]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#8: Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#9: Macaroni cheese]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#10: Curried eggs]

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