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Gluten Free Mexican Style Quinoa

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 15 oz can unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced chile's
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup rough chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium sized pot, add your water. While bringing to a boil, rinse your quinoa to remove phytic acid.
  • Add quinoa to boiling water. Turn heat down to medium-low. Add in everything except the cilantro and EVOO. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • When all liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat. Fold in cilantro and EVOO. Salt and pepper to taste.