30-Minute Quinoa Bowl
Frankly there isn’t any rocket science involved in making “Bowl” meals. The concept is simple enough, just throw in a multitude of ingredients together, cook them and voilà! You’ve got yourself a modest meal. It’s simple, convenient, and best of all, delicious. Besides, the Nature’s Superfoods Organic Tricolor Quinoa Seeds used in this recipe makes it nutrient-rich with complete protein, B vitamins, minerals like magnesium, iron, antioxidants and phytonutrients. The recipe is so versatile that it can be consumed at any time of the day. So, you can have it for dinner or pack it as lunch for college and work, as you prefer.
Known as one of the world’s healthiest foods, Quinoa makes a perfect alternative to plain, old white rice. It is also naturally gluten-free and has a Low-GI which makes it diabetic-friendly. Regular consumption of Quinoa (instead of white rice) helps balance blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss. It has a mild and nutty flavour that goes well with both sweet and savoury recipes. Hence, it is the perfect grain to add to various recipes for preparing nutritious, delicious meals.
The “30-Minute Quinoa Bowl” recipe can be prepared in under 30 minutes. So, let’s check out the required ingredients and the proper way to make it.
Serving Size : 1
- Nature’s Superfoods Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (1 tbsp)
- Small Chopped Onion
- Nature’s Superfoods Organic Tricolor Quinoa Seeds (1/2 Cup)
- Sliced Chicken (80g)
- Chopped Broccoli (1/4 Cup)
- Water or Stock (1 Cup)
- Nature’s Superfoods Organic Tibetan Goji Berries (2 tbsp)
- Cubed Carrots (1/4 Cup)
- Sea Salt (to Taste)
- Chopped Spring Onions (for Garnishing)
Method of Preparation
Step 1) Add virgin coconut oil to the rice cooker and let it heat up.
Step 2) Put the chopped onions and sliced chicken in the rice cooker and sauté for around 2 minutes.
Step 3) Add water and quinoa grains into the cooker and cover it with a lid. Let the ingredients cook for 15 minutes.
Step 4) Open the lid, and add goji berries, broccoli, and a pinch of salt to taste. Afterwards, cover the rice cooker and cook for another 10 minutes.
Step 5) Open the cooker and mix all the ingredients again with the help of a serving spoon.
Step 6) Turn off the rice cooker. Garnish with spring onions and serve.
Tips To Make A Perfect Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Rinse The Quinoa Before Using
Most of the time, the Quinoa grains are rinsed before their packaging. Still, you must rinse them again to remove the natural coating that imparts a bitter taste. This way, you can enhance the taste of the recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs)
Can I Add More Vegetables To The Recipe?
Yes, of course! You can add any veggies that you have in the kitchen.
Which Type of Chicken is Best For This Recipe?
Boneless chicken tenders or chicken breasts are preferred for the recipe. Besides, you can also use chicken thighs, but the cooking time will increase.
How To Make The Quinoa Extra Flavourful?
You can toast the quinoa grains before cooking or use chicken/vegetable broth instead of water. Both ways are effective for enhancing quinoa flavours.
This nutritious recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare. Moreover, the ingredients are so adaptable that they perfectly complement all kinds of vegetables. So, give it a try, and treat yourself and your family to a tasty and nutritious meal.