Gluten-Free Dirty Quinoa

Gluten-Free Dirty Quinoa

Gluten Free Dirty Quinoa Rice Recipe

Created by Simply Gluten-Free for Ancient Harvest With a simple, nutritious switch – using Ancient Harvest™ Organic Quinoa instead of rice – you can give an instant upgrade to your favorite dishes. Give it a try with this Gluten-Free Dirty Quinoa recipe that’s packed with protein, and bursting with flavor.

Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 40


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup Ancient Harvest™ Organic Traditional Quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken livers
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and veins removed, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Combine water and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover the pan, lower the heat to simmer, and let cook for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is done. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and reserve.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken livers and ground pork and cook, breaking up the livers and pork with a spatula, until cooked through and browned, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, celery, peppers, garlic, remaining 1 ½ teaspoons salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, and oregano and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the green onions and serve.
Servings: 6