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Latin Inspired Quinoa

What you need: 

2 cups Red Seitan*, cut into chunks
1/2 a White Onion, sliced
1 huge Jalapeno (Mine amounted to 1/3 cup), de-seeded and minced
1 Tomato (Seedy mucous removed, about 1/2 cup total), cut into chunks
1/2 cup Black Olives, sliced
1/2 cup Beans, I used white beans
2-1/2 cups cold leftover Quinoa**
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon or more Cayenne, optional if you want more heat
1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
juice of 1 Lime, about a tablespoon
1/4 cup Cilantro, minced
Oil for frying
(Feel free to add or sub a few ingredients, this is what I had on hand)

What you do: 

*You don't have to use Viva Vegan's Red Seitan, you could use another seitan recipe or even store bought seitan. The Red Seitan I use is seasoned with Braggs, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, and oregano. So, if you are using plain seitan just flavor it up a bit with, at least, cumin and oregano and you will be fine. You could even add some minced garlic as your frying up the onion and jalapeno.*
**I cooked my quinoa in veggie broth so it was already a bit seasoned**
[b]Directions[/b]:
Pan fry seitan chunks in a little oil (Add more whenever needed throughout this recipe) until they are browned a bit, not burnt. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until onion begins to turn translucent. Add tomato, black olives, beans, quinoa, lime and spices, cook until hot. Once everything is hot, add cilantro and mix everything a few times and serve. Feel free to add any veggies you think would be good in this. I liked this dish topped with avocado slices and some vegan sour cream on the side!
Source of recipe: This recipe came from my blog: http://veganluvies.blogspot.com/2010/08/latin-inspired-quinoa.html

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

this was very good. i liked the combo of flavors.  it maybe needs more tomato for my taste and some garlic. i had this with avocado slices which was great.

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This is a great meal. I changed it up a bit with what I had...
Such as: I used store bought seitan seasoned up with suggested seasonings.
Instead of tomato - I added a bit of spicy tomato sauce (el Pato).
And I used Lemon juice instead of lime.
I also added diced green bell pepper, diced zucchini, and crushed garlic.
Thanks for sharing. I'll be making this again!

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