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.