Rice with quinoa

Give a special flavor to the every day rice with this healthy and tasty grain: quinoa.



Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 5

time: 40 minutes



1 cup rice, rinsed and drained

½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

3 cups water

1 tsp. olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 crushed garlic cloves

1 chopped tomato

1 cup chopped green beans

salt to taste



1 – Heat the olive oil and sauté the onions.

2 – Add garlic, mixing well. Then comes rice, quinoa and salt. Stir well and add the water.

3 – Leave on high heat, stirring occasionally, until the water is almost completely evaporated (15-20 minutes).

4 – Add the tomatoes and green beans, stir, bring heat to low and cover the pan.

5 – After 5 minutes, check if rice and quinoa are already soft and turn the heat off. If necessary, cook for another 5 minutes.


Tips and Options:

  • Add ½ cup of other vegetable (mushrooms, hearts of palm, corn, peppers, broccoli, zucchini).
  • To give a final touch, sprinkle with parsley, chives and/or grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with chicken or fish fillet and green salad.
  • If necessary, add a little more water to cook completely.


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