1 Tbsp olive or canola oil
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 (8oz) can low sodium or no salt added tomato sauce
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Heat oil in a large skillet pan over medium heat. Stir in quinoa, garlic, onion and bell pepper. Cook 5-10 minutes until onion is slightly tender. Stir in water and tomato sauce and season with cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally, cooks in about 30 minutes.
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