Citrus Confetti Quinoa (single serving)
Ingredients: 1/2 Tbsp McCormick Baja Citrus Marinade (dry packet) 1 Tbsp Orange Juice 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Tbsp Water 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, diced (or whatever color you'd like) 1/2 cup of broccoli, diced 1 chicken sausage (I used Hillshire Farms Apple & Gouda variety) Mix the first 4 ingredients (into a wet marinade):
Boil the quinoa (I did this the night before, so just grabbed my cooked quinoa out of the fridge). Mix the quinoa into the marinade so the granules are covered with the sauce. (The mixture will still be pretty "dry")
Steam the peppers & broccoli. I microwaved mine for about 1.5 minutes with a bit of water in the bottom of the ceramic bowl.
Cook the chicken sausage. I microwaved mine for 45 seconds, per the instructions. Here is the packaging in case you want to try the same kind. It is delicious!! It's a "bit" higher in calories than a few I've seen, but it does include gouda cheese, so it's not necessary to add cheese into whatever meal you're preparing with it. And it is sooooooo savory. Mmmmmm.
Slice the chicken sausage:
Put everything into a mixing bowl to stir it together:
And, voila... citrus confetti quinoa: a healthy, hearty, veggie & protein-packed meal that is sure to satisfy!
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