Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Quinoa Burrito Bowl

This dish has entered our regular weeknight rotation. It's delicious, only take a single pot to prepare, and as long as you go easy on the cheese and sour cream, it's incredibly good for you. Quinoa is one of the seven "super grains" and provides high protein, fiber, and minerals not found in rice.
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serves 4 to 6
Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Carbohydrate Counts

Carbs-per-gram ratio: 0.1465

Serving Size 350g (about 51g carbs)

Carb calculations Weight Carbs
Red onion (9g)
Jalapeño (1g)
Broth (2g)
Black beans 434g (56g)
Uncooked quinoa 184g (112g)
Tomatoes (21g)
Corn (28g)
Cilantro or parsley (1g)
Net Weight 1570g (230g)

* Multiply serving weight in grams by the carbs-per-gram ratio to calculate the total estimated carbs. Provided for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor for insulin dosing advice.

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Pour oil in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven and preheat over medium heat.
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Saute onion, garlic and jalapeño until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • 1 ⅓ cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 434g / 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 184g / 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Add broth, black beans, quinoa, tomatoes, corn, and salt to pot. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Stir well and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer until quinoa is cooked and liquid has been absorbed, about 25 minutes.
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Set aside.
  • homemade guacamole, optional
  • shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese, optional
  • shredded lettuce, optional
  • sour cream, optional
  • reserved guacamole
  • Serve quinoa mixture in a bowl. Top with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/quinoa-burrito-bowl/). Adapted from Kitchen Simplicity.
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