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Quick and Easy Quinoa Burrito

Written by Ashley Palmer | April 28, 2011

I’ll be honest: I was wary of quinoa for quite a while, with its weird-sounding name (pronounced keen-wah) and little tiny fish-egg-looking granules. As a rice lover, I thought it was the competition. But now that I’ve become “enlightened,” I realize that there really is no competition. Quinoa wins every time.

First, quinoa cooks a lot faster than rice! I can whip a cup in about 15 minutes. Compare that to the normal 40-minute stovetop time for rice.

Second, quinoa is a complete protein, granting it a healthy advantage over rice.

Third, quinoa was the perfect addition to this delicious, quick, and easy burrito:

To make your own, follow these easy steps:

  1. Cook up some quinoa. Tip: I like to throw in a pinch of cilantro, a dash of cumin, and some onion powder into the pot.
  2. Then toss a can’s worth of black beans and corn into the microwave, and zap ‘em for about 2 minutes each.
  3. Layer the quinoa, black beans, and corn onto a tortilla shell and top with salsa, guacamole, and vegan cheese.
  4. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?

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