Last night I had pulled out the leftover cooked quinoa from the freezer, and put it in the fridge to defrost. I had thought to make some more yummy quinoa patties with it, but today I had another idea. Totally on the spot, pulling things out of the fridge and cabinet to mix with the quinoa, this is what I came up with.
Cali Style Quinoa (makes 1 bowl)
Quinoa (pre-cooked, add as much as you want)
Black Beans (pre-cooked, add as much as you want)
Handful of Mozzarella Cheese
Salt, pepper, and soy sauce
Directions: Put the quinoa and egg in a frying pan, cook like you are making fried rice. Add the cooked black beans near the end (to warm them up). Add avocado at the same time if you want it warm, add it after if you want it cold. Put in a bowl and stir in the cheese. It should melt in and sort of stick everything together. Add salt, pepper, and soy sauce to taste.
There are lots of other things you could throw in, too. I just used what I happened to have on hand. Other things that sound yummy: mushrooms, spinach, onions, bell peppers, garlic (will definitely put garlic in next time!), tasty herbs, tomato, corn, etc. You’re really only limited by your imagination and what’s in your kitchen.
Please share pictures if you try it yourself, and let me know what extras you threw in!