Yellow Quinoa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 3/4 cups quinoa

2 1/2 cups water

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons canned chopped green chiles (leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month, can be used for additions to scrambled eggs, homemade pizza, etc.)

1 tablespoons adobo seasoning

3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish



  1. Rinse the quinoa very well and drain it in a colander. This will remove the bitter powder-like coating, called saponin, a natural coating designed to repel bugs that can create a bitter taste.
  2. Put the quinoa it in a medium saucepan, add the water and let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the quinoa is puffed and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  3. In a separate large frying pan, heat the oil and the butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic, and green pepper and cook. Stir until the onion is transparent; approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the green chiles, the adobo, the parsley and the salt to taste. Add the cooked quinoa and mix thoroughly. Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.