Quinoa was something I discovered when I was participating in a paleo challenge a couple of years ago. I still love to use it as a grain replacement! We had this delicious shrimp quinoa bowl for dinner:
1 lb. shrimp
1 cup quinoa
2 bunches of scallions, chopped
1/2 can of black beans
1/2 can of corn
1 medium lime
salt & pepper to taste
- Add 2 cups of water to 1 cup dry quinoa. Bring to a boil and simmer ~ 15 minutes.
- Cook shrimp in a skillet while quinoa is cooking. Add spices & lime juice to taste.
- When quinoa is done (water is gone), add beans, corn, and scallions to the pot and stir. Also add spices and lime juice to taste.
- Spoon quinoa mixture into a bowl, then add 1/2 avocado, and finally shrimp on top!