Gabe was on the boat and I wasn't sure what time he would be home. I planned to give him whatever was left in the fridge which wasn't enough for both of us.
Wanted to make something different and a texture that was soft since I'm having dental work done.
No source for this recipe since I just put it together.
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can Rotel, do not drain
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup carrots-chopped and semi-cooked
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil in a sauté pan until the onions are translucent. When done set aside.
Rinse quinoa, if you are unsure on how to cook quinoa please check out this Link.
Cook 1 cup rinsed quinoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt in 2 cups chicken broth in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Lower heat and cook covered for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, covered.
Add the fluffed quinoa, Rotel, red kidney beans, carrots and the onion and garlic to a large saucepan and simmer until most of the liquid from the Rotel is absorbed.
Carrots should be soft but not falling apart.
I served it warm but you can cool it and serve as a salad
Next time I'll add some Slap Ya Mama for additional spice.