Cowboy Quinoa

by HEAB on September 16, 2012

A quick meal idea for you.  Just ate this for lunch myself.

Inspired by Charlotte’s Cowboy Groats.


Cook grain of choice according to directions.  I used this sprouted rice and quinoa blend from Costco.  Threw a 1/2 cup in the rice cooker along with 1 1/2 cups water and hit on before heading out the door with Summer and The Bob while  Chris stayed home with the babies.

After our walk, Summer went down for a nap, and it was time for lunch.   I simply seasoned my rice and quinoa with the taco seasoning (used about 1 tsp).  Then stirred in a serving of canned beans and topped with chopped avocado…

and some plain Greek yogurt.

Easy, delicious, and filling.

Other variations: Sub cooked lentils, ground beef, or chopped rotisserie chicken for the beans.  Add canned tomatoes, roasted veggies, or shredded cheese.  Maybe top with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.  This would also make a great taco or burrito filling.