Quinoa Breakfast Burritos

Start your day right with this healthy breakfast burrito recipe
Quinoa Breakfast Burritos

Make this breakfast burrito even easier by using leftover quinoa.

Quinoa is a great source of protein. Use it to make your own customizable breakfast burritos by following these easy steps.

Cook Your Quinoa
Start by cooking your quinoa in a pot of boiling water. If you want to cook 1 cup of dry quinoa, use 2 cups of water. Simply put the quinoa and water in a pan; bring the liquid to a boil; and then reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer until fully cooked, about 15 minutes. You’ll know that the quinoa is done with the seeds become slightly translucent and have a thin ring around them.

Choose Your Fillings
Though you can add any vegetables and seasonings that you like to your breakfast burritos, Southwestern flavors are the most common. Good fillings include black beans that have been warmed up with a pinch of ground cumin; diced tomatoes, red onions, or avocado; and scrambled eggs.   

Fill Your Burritos
Layer the cooked quinoa with the other fillings on your choice of tortilla.

Top Your Burritos
Give your breakfast burritos a finishing touch, like salsa, a sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro leaves, or a dollop of sour cream.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.