Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic Recipes

Quinoa and brown rice along with garlic is more like a new year resolution than just a mere dish. You will have to gather hardly any ingredients as it is super easy to prepare; just a matter of time.

Quinoa and brown rice are gluten-free products and both are high in dietary fiber. If you can add spice it up with some red pepper flakes or roasted garlic, a delicious evening is waiting for you. 

That means you will have a healthy digestive system. These are also known to lower your cholesterol levels. So, from any point of view, they are one of the most nutritious diets to be added to your daily chart. Just make sure you make these quinoa and brown rice with garlic recipes without wasting your time. 

Brown Rice Quinoa Mix 

This is a simple brown rice and red dry quinoa blend recipe. I am going to be using some red pepper flakes with some lemon zest. This is a perfect addition for a suspenseful twist. The simple dish can sure to live up to in a healthy diet menu. So, say yes to diet and tasty foods together. But don’t eat much that will swell you up. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of short-grain brown rice, dry
  • 1 cup of red quinoa, dry
  • 3 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • salt, to taste

Directions for Preparation Step by Step:

Step 1:

Let’s start with the rice. Get 1 cup of short-grain brown rice. Rinse the rice and 1 cup of dry red quinoa under cold water. 

Step 2:

Get a medium-sized pot. Spray inside of the pot with a cooking spray and 1 and 1\2 tsp of olive oil. These will prevent sticking.

Step 3:

Gather all the ingredients. Add 1 cup of short-grain brown rice, 1 cup of red quinoa, 3 tbsp. of minced garlic, 2 cups of water, and salt, to taste. Turn on the pressure cooker. Set it at high pressure for 18 minutes.

Step 4:

Let the pressure release for around 5 minutes. After that, quickly release the left out steam from the cooker. You can add more salt and pepper to your taste.

You can even infuse the dish a bit more with red pepper flakes, lemon zest. For me, the quinoa with brown rice and garlic is a mouthwatering dish. This also adds a fun twist to the flavor.

Enjoy this Costco quinoa and brown rice with your friends and family. 

Brown Rice with Quinoa

In this recipe, we are going to cook in a different way than long-grain brown rice. Usually, wild rice takes around 40 minutes to get served. The quinoa will be added halfway through.

Short-grain is tougher than the long-grain and requires a bit more time than the quinoa. Do remember, don’t dry out the pot. Otherwise, it will get burnt up. You will end up with a messy rock bottom. 

I will be using white quinoa blend here. It is great for changing up the color scheme and aid in the delicious flavor. Let’s get into this already.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of short-grain brown rice, dry
  • 1 cup of white quinoa, dry
  • 4 cups of chicken broth

Directions for Preparation Step by Step:

Step 1:

Let’s start with the rice. Get 1 cup of short-grain brown rice. Rinse the rice and 1 cup of dry white quinoa under cold water. 

Step 2:

Get a medium-sized pot. Boil 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of dry white quinoa. After that, add in 1 cup of short-grain brown rice. Stir lightly.

Step 3:

Cover the pot with a lid. Reduce the heat to simmer for around 30 minutes. The liquid will be absorbed by this time by the grains.

As we use short-grain brown rice, and it is more stringent than the long-grain ones, we will need a little more broth liquid and cooking time. I have also used short-grain in the previous garlic brown rice and quinoa recipe.

Not more than 5-6 minutes, though. Check the tenderness of the brown rice from time to time before putting it off from the stove. Never ever let it burn. Be careful there.

Step 4:

Remove the pot from heat. Keep it covered, though. Cover it until it’s time to serve. Set it aside and let it cool down to room temperature. You can add this blend to any salad you fancy.

Quinoa and Veggie Brown Rice Bowl 

This one here is a lot different than the other ones. We will be using a lot of veggies to make the quinoa brown rice recipe a bit special and unique. A lot of colorful veggies can be sure to live up to the dinner table. Let’s get into this already.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of long-grain brown rice
  • 1 cup of red quinoa
  • 1/4 cup of virgin olive oil
  • 1 small-sized onion, diced
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, sliced crosswise 
  • 1/4 lbs. of shiitake mushrooms, caps thinly sliced
  • 1 small-sized zucchini, halved sliced crosswise 
  • 1 head of broccoli, heads cut into small pieces
  • 1 12 oz. of kale, large stems discarded
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of Luke-warm water
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/2″ dice
  • 1 cup of mung bean sprouts
  • salt to taste

Directions for Preparation Step by Step:

Step 1:

Get a medium-sized saucepan. Add 1 cup of long-grain brown rice with enough water and bring to a boil. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over low settings. It will take about 40 minutes till the rice gets tendered. After that, drain it and keep it covered.

Step 2:

Get another medium-sized saucepan. Add 1 cup of red quinoa with 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Cover the saucepan with a lid. Let it simmer over low settings till the quinoa is tender. The quinoa should absorb the water by then. It will take about 20 minutes.

Step 3:

Get a large skillet. Add 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Add the diced onion. Cook it over medium settings. It will take about 4 minutes. After that, add the sliced carrot. Again cook until it gets soften.

Now, add 1/4 cup of shiitake mushroom. Cook for about 3 minutes till the mushrooms tender. After that, add the sliced zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes. After that, pour them into a bowl.

Step 4:

Now, add 2 tbsp. of olive oil to the skillet again. After that, add the broccoli florets. Cook them over medium-settings. Stir occasionally until they are deep in color.

After that, add the kale and cook for more than 4 minutes. Now, season its salt and pepper. Get the other veggies. Simply stir them in. Now, the usual quinoa brown rice garlic is roasted. But as you can see, we are just simply stirring it in.

Step 5:

Get a small bowl. Whisk in 1/4 cup tahini with 1/2 cup of lime juice, minced garlic, 2 tbsp. of luke-warm water, and red peppers. Season it with more salt to your taste.

Step 6:

Now, transfer the rice and red quinoa to the small bowl. Top the rice with the veggies. After that, put diced avocado and bean sprouts on the rice. Set aside the tahini sauce. 

Serve and enjoy all by yourself! No, no! Just kidding. Share with your family members and neighbors. 

Conclusion

The quinoa and brown rice is not only delicious but also one of the healthiest diets you can name of. The high dietary fiber can reform your digestive system in no time.

The use of roasted garlic is a great addition to enrich the flavor. I would be pleased if you are thinking about adding this to your menu. Thank me later you all foodies!

Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic Recipes
Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic Recipes

Enjoy some healthy and delicious quinoa and brown rice with garlic recipes that can complete your dinner’s preparation.

Type: Side dishes

Cuisine: American

Keywords: Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic Recipes

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 218 kcal

Preparation Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 30M

Total Time: 40M

Recipe Ingredients: Brown Rice Garlic Olive Oil Red Quinoa Water

Recipe Instructions: In a pressure cooker add all the ingredients, and let them cook for 18 minutes on high heat Releasing the heat, cook in low frame for approximate ly 10-12 minutes Serve with your favorite dish

Editor's Rating:
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