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Quinoa Brown Rice with Sweet Potatoes

This whole grain dish is filled with protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals! This meal is great for family and meal planning!


PREP TIME: 15 Mins

COOK TIME: 35 Mins



COURSE: Lunch/Dinner



1 cup quinoa

1 cup brown rice

¼ cup onion, chopped

1 tsp olive oil

2 cups vegetable broth

fresh lime juice

1 small garlic clove

½ teaspoon salt

2 small sweet potatoes


Benefits of Quinoa

  • Vitamins (B6, E)

  • Folate

  • Iron

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

  • Protein

  • Fiber

Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

  • Vitamins (A, B6, C)

  • Potassium

  • Fiber

  • Protein

  • Antioxidants



  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and garlic, and sauté until tender. Add quinoa, rice, and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and set aside.

  2. In a separate pot, add the sweet potatoes, remaining broth, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sweet potatoes are tender and the liquid is almost absorbed about 15 minutes.

  3. In a serving bowl, add the sweet potato mixture to the quinoa and sprinkle with parsley. Pour your choice of dressing if desired and stir to mix. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Serving Suggestion: Drizzle with lime juice and serve

Variation Tip: You can serve it with a side of flavored vegetables of your choosing.

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