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Quinoa Taco "Meat"

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

45 - 50 minutes


Recipe by: WFPB Me

See Recipe Video Here

__Quinoa, 1 cup

__Water, 1 cup

__Salsa, 1/2 cup

__Nutritional Yeast (optional), 3 spoonfuls

__Cumin, 2 spoonfuls

__Chili Powder, 2 spoonfuls

__Garlic Powder, 1 spoonful

__Salt, 1/2 spoonful


Measurement Key:

Spoonful = 1 teaspoon (tsp)

Light layer = 1/2 - 1 tablespoon (tbsp)

Medium layer = 1.5 - 2 tablespoons (tbsp)

Heavy layer = 3 - 4 tablespoons (tbsp)

How To

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Note: this recipe requires the use of a rice cooker. If you do not have a rice cooker, please see bottom of this page.

Step 1

Add quinoa to strainer and rinse.

Step 2

Add quinoa and water to rice cooker. Cook.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

Step 4

Once finished, add quinoa to a bowl.

Step 5

Add all spices and salsa to mixing bowl. Mix together.

Step 6

Spread quinoa onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Step 7

Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Mix around halfway through. Be sure not to burn it!

Step 8

Add to whatever taco creation you are making

No rice cooker? No problem! Follow these steps:

Step 1

Place the saucepan on the burner and turn on stove to medium

Step 2

Add Quinoa to stainer and rinse

Step 3

Dump rinsed quinoa into saucepan and begin stirring frequently

Step 4

Toast quinoa for 4-5 minutes (keep stirring)

Step 5

Pour water and broth inot the saucepan over quinoa

Step 6

Mix around for a few seconds. Wait for it to start boiling

Step 7

Place the lid ove the saucepan and let it sit for 15 minutes (set a timmer, don't lift lid at all until it goes off)

Step 8

Check quinoa. It's finished when the liquid is totally absorbed (may take up to 25 mins)

Step 9

Once fully absorbed, fluff with fork and remove from heat

Step 10

Cover with lid slightly cracked open. Let sit for 10 mins.

Now, scroll up to the first Step 3 and follow the directions from there :)

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