Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 10 min. Servings: 4 (1 ¼ c. servings)
- 1 c. uncooked quinoa
- ¾ c. frozen sweet potato, cubed
- ½ c. vegan bacon, diced or sliced in quarters
- 2 c. fresh spinach or kale
- 2 c. water
- 2 t. garlic powder
- 1 T. turmeric
- 1 T. ginger
- 1 T. hot sauce
- 1 T. agave syrup or cane sugar
- 2 T. fresh lime juice (optional)
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro (optional)
- Spray the bottom of the Instant Pot with an olive oil spray (or an alternative non-stick cooking spray).
- Add the quinoa and water to the Instant Pot and stir.
- Insert the sweet potato, vegan bacon, turmeric, ginger and agave.
- Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. (It will take about 6-8 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize before cooking begins).
- Once the Cook phase is complete, allow to naturally release for 5 minutes (during the final timing phase), then release any remaining pressure. Gently remove lid once all steam has escaped.
- Stir in spinach or kale (and lime juice if using). Place lid back on pot for 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful to not let the greens completely wilt before serving.
- If desired, a few dashes of cilantro can be added once plated. Add hot sauce to taste!
Per serving: 254 calories (54 from fat), 6 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol,
476 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 14 g protein. Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 protein, 1 fat, 1 other.
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HIGH-SODIUM recipes include more sodium than our usual recommendations. You may want to reduce your sodium consumption throughout the rest of the day to balance your intake.
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