Today I have a secret recipe for a healthy side dish served at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. This cilantro lime quinoa is packed with vibrant flavors that come from combining green chiles, cilantro and fresh lime juice. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Eating healthy never tasted so good.
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New Secret Recipe
Cafe Rio(™) Cilantro Lime Quinoa
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4 oz green chiles
1/2 onion roughly chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 1/2 cups quinoa
2 tsp veggie boullion
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 cups water for instant pot
3 cups water for stovetop
juice of 2 limes
salt & pepper
In a blender or food processor blend together the green chiles, onion, and cilantro until smooth.
Add blended mixture and all remaining ingredients except for the lime juice into a medium saucepan or the pot of your instant pot.
For Instant Pot:
Cook on manual for 5 minutes and allow pressure to release naturally.
Once pressure is completely released, fluff quinoa and mix in lime juice.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Cover and lower heat to a low simmer for 25-30 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy and most liquid has evaporated.
Fluff quinoa and mix in lime juice.
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