Monday, April 22, 2013

Shrimp Zesty Quinoa

For months now I've been wanting to try Quinoa and today that day finally came. I had several recipes pinned and bookmarked so I went through it all and came up with this plate. It was a big hit with the hubby, so much so that he don't mind having it for dinner twice a week. Jackpot! my salad making days are over, Hallelujah.


2 cup quinoa
4 cup water (extra for washing
1/2 bag raw shrimp (use more/less on your preference)
1 can black bean
1 can corn
1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 green pepper diced 
1/2 red pepper diced
1Tbs chili powder
1 Tbs ground cumin
1/2 lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
cilantro for garnishing

Cooking Directions:
~rinse quinoa w/ water 
~bring 2cup of water to boil
~add quinoa, lower heat, let simmer while covered, stirring frequently
(when quinoa is all dried up it's ready. usually 15-18mins)
~peel shrimp while quinoa is cooking 
~add oil to sauce pan. when hot add & cook shrimp, about 5mis
~add all vegetables to shrimp and stir
~add chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper, and lemon juice and stir
~adjust seasoning to your liking, let cook for 5-10 mins
~once both things are done combine quinoa with shrimp and vegetables
~serve, garnish, and enjoy!

All of this took 30 mins or less to make and I will definitely be making this again :)
You can add or substitute the vegetables, make it with other kind of meat or without, add fruits and brown sugar and eat as if it was oatmeal. The options are endless, I cannot wait to try it differently next week :)


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  1. oh but it was :) let me know if you try it and how you liked it.