Highly High In Protein Quinoa Jambalaya

Mama Mia have I got a tasty surprise for you. It also happens to be a supa dupa healthy meal.

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion – diced

1 red pepper – diced

1 yellow pepper – diced

2 red potatoes – diced

2 cloves garlic – minced

4 links pre-cooked chicken sausage – diced

1/4 cup dry quinoa

1/2 cup chicken broth

14 oz can diced tomatoes (fire roasted if you can handle)

1/4 lb scrimps (ick)

salt n pepa

Italian parsley

Start by cooking the potatoes in the olive oil over medium heat.

Cook for about 10 minutes, add water if needed to keep from burning. Once they begin to get soft, add the onion, garlic and peppers.

Give the ingredients a good stir.

Pour in the quinoa. Pronounced Keenwah. Say it with me people, keenwah.

Give the mixture another good stir to get all the little circles mixed in well.

Cook for 2 minutes then pour in the tomatoes.

Then the broth.

Cover and cook for 10 min on a lower heat. Add the sausage and the scrimp if using. I only put it in the serving bowls for the scrimp eaters in my family. I tried. I just can’t do it. Yes I said can’t. Wow, there is a lot of ranting on this post. Let’s get back to dinner ….

Cook another 10 min covered until scrimps are cooked. If only using sausage, cook until warmed through. Stir and sprinkle skillet with chopped up parsley before serving.

Serve hot.

Rumor has it this serves 2 and has 24 grams of protein per serving if using the scrimps. Personally it was a lot to digest for just 2 servings so it was about 4 to 5 honestly.

http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition/Articles/Quinoa-Jambalaya.aspx

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