Kickin’ Chorizo Quinoa Delight With Paprika Poached Eggs

29 Jan 17  / Pete

This quinoa dish is absolutely packed full of flavour and goodness and is also a great recipe to make extra and have some good food prepped for work the next day. Winner winner, chicken dinner! I cooked up this recipe earlier in the week and once I had taken a few bites, I had to share it!

Kickin' Chorizo Quinoa Delight With Paprika Poached Eggs

It will take about 25 minutes and here’s what you will need:

Ingredients

  • Quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • Chorizo
  • 1/2 a red and 1/2 a green chilli. Deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 a red sweet pepper
  • Handful of vine tomatoes, diced
  • 1-2 tsp of garam masala
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 thumb of ginger
  • Red cabbage
  • Spring onions
  • Drizzle of lime or kiwis
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil
Kickin' Chorizo Quinoa Delight With Paprika Poached Eggs
Check out those beautiful fresh ingredients! Oh yes!

How to cook

To make this simple, here is a timings list of what you will be cooking. It will take roughly 25 minutes for everything:

25 minutes to go:

Quinoa in a pan of cold water after rinsing well. Heat the water on high to boiling point and lower to a simmer for 20 minutes.

8 minutes to go:

Boil your kettle. Add this water to a pan and keep on a medium heat.

7 Minutes to go:

Prepare your eggs to be poached. Personally, I wrap my eggs in cling film like a tiny parcel and add pepper and paprika in with the egg. If you have your own poaching methods, I am sure they will do the trick just as well as mine.

Here is a quick video of how I prepare my poached eggs:

5 minutes to go:

Now get your eggs into that bubbling pan of water.

4 minutes to go:

Frying pan on with 1 tsp of coconut oil in, fry the following ingredients:

  • Chorizo
  • 1/2 a red and 1/2 a green chilli. Deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 a red sweet pepper
  • Handful of vine tomatoes, diced
  • 1-2 tsp of garam masala
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 thumb of ginger
Kickin' Chorizo Quinoa Delight With Paprika Poached Eggs
That is some sexy chorizo right there!

2 minutes left:

Toss together the following ingredients ready to mix with your quinoa once it is finished cooking:

  • Red cabbage, diced
  • Spring onions, diced
  • Drizzle of Lime
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil

Once your quinoa finishes cooking, stir these ingredients into it and serve with your pan of yummies that include the chorizo and top with your poached eggs.

Get it served. Get it destroyed! This is a tasty beast of a plate! Slap it right between your chops!

As always, if you have any comments about my recipe, please feel free to give me a shout at the bottom of this post! Perhaps you have made the recipe or would like to recommend your own additional ingredients..go right ahead! And remember, sharing is caring!

Happy eating!

Kickin' Chorizo Quinoa Delight With Paprika Poached Eggs
Here is the finished quinoa
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  • JESSICA BROWNE

    omg looks so yummy! http://www.j-anne.co

    • Thank you! It is definitely a recipe I’d recommend to tantalise the taste buds with a healthy kick! 😃

  • mmmm Looks delicious. I’ve recently started loving chorizo after saying i didn’t like it so this is right up my street

    • If there’s a dish that doesn’t taste better with chorizo, I’m yet to try it 🙂 I’m happy you’ve made the step over to the dark side haha