Quinoa Veggie Chili

Now most of you know I'm from Texas. And as a Texas girl, my daddy made sure I was raised on meat. And let me tell you, I love meat! I seriously can walk through a bakery, past the delicious breads, towards the smell of chicken. Crazy, right?! **Ideally organic, free range chicken. :)**
And I've probably encouraged us to eat at Sitting Bull or Koronas one too many times.
(I can't help it! Ribs! Yum!)
Though I fully love meat, I am all about this Quinoa Veggie Chili! Because it is fabulous!
And this is from a girl, raised and taught, that chili is not chili without the meat!

Try it out for yourselves! It's loaded with delicious, nutritious veggies and the protein packed, gluten-free, power food, quinoa. 

Speaking of quinoa, when speaking of it, how do you pronounce it?! I'm at loss people. I always pronounce it coy (like the fish)-no-a. Wikepedia says keynwa. I have heard many people pronounce it all different ways. What's the correct way to say it? Any Spanish speakers out there?
How do you say it??
Please help me stop sounding like an idiot when talking quinoa. :) 
How to make this awesome chili:

1 cup quinoa 
(soaked at least 4 hours) 
1 can of corn
2 cans of red kidney beans
2 zucchinis
1 onion
( chopped & sautéed)
1 carrot
5 large tomatoes
2 green bell peppers
1 jalepeno pepper
2 red bell peppers
1 bunch of cilantro
10 mushrooms cut in 3's
3 tbs chili powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tbs garlic salt
5 cups of water

Chop the tomatoes & add to the pot with a 1/2 cup of water.
Cook until the tomatoes are broken down and simmering.
Cook 1 cup of quinoa with 1 1/2 c water in a rice cooker. (or stove top) 
Chop the vegetables and add all ingredients to the pot while quinoa is cooking.
Add quinoa. 
Cook until all veggies are to your liking

Serve hot with mozzarella or cheese of choose on top. 

Enjoy the healthy, amazingness!


Catherine said...

Looks delicious!

I believe that it's pronounced: "keen-wa" :)
(and that's my made up phonetic spelling, haha)

Listen to this for help:

Stephanie Melachrinos said...

so my questions is where do you buy it? quinoa, that is. kwa-no-a was how i was pronouncing it, only having seen it in writing, but i've since heard keen-wa. but can you get it here? or did you bring it over/have it sent over?

My Froley said...

haha yea it's "keen-wah" it actually says on the packet how to pronounce it here in the uk lol. I just made my first chilli con carne and felt pretty bad about the lack of veggies in it so this may be a perfect slution for me. !!

Domestic Sweetheart said...

Yummy! I'm going to make this recipe tomorrow...so perfect for fall!

Julie said...

I love Quinoa. This looks so good, Heather! :)

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