Monday, September 21, 2015

Brown rice and quinoa tabbouleh

I always hear about how good quinoa is for my health, and I should be eating it. But dang, it costs an arm and a leg!

Whenever I see it at the supermarket, I look at it and think I should buy some of that. I then look at the price and think, nah, fuck it.

I am however happy to buy Sunrice's Brown rice and quinoa. For around four dollars, I get the health benefits without the price sting.

My mum is a gun at growing herbs and veggies, and her parsley plants are so big. Lately when I go visit her, I pick a big bunch and keep them in a vase in the kitchen. Not only does it look good, I love using it and this is what I love to use it for, amongst other things.

A delicious and healthy tabbouleh, not made with the traditional bulgur, but with brown rice and quinoa.

It is a fantastic way to reap the health benefits of parsley, including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, iron and a treasure trove of other vitamin and minerals. It's also a fabulous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Brown rice is a much healthier choice, as it hasn't been processed as much as white, therefore retaining more nutrients. Quinoa is a little grain that packs a big punch in health benefits including all nine essential amino acids(making it a complete protein). It's a shame it costs so much!

Brown rice and quinoa tabbouleh

2 cups cooked Sunrice brown rice and quinoa
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 large cucumber, diced
2 cups firmly packed parsley, chopped
juice of a lemon

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve. Voila!


  1. yum yum yum and it is one that I can make. I always eat really well on a Monday *(just to make up for all the eating/drinking over the weekend).

  2. This looks delish!
    I love what you said when you saw the price! :D Healthy food is very expensive. (Sadly.)

  3. Sounds delicious and it's healthy! Winning!

  4. I love Tilda's brown rice and quinoa, makes an awesome special fried rice... yum! I love tabbouleh too... took me a while for the taste buds to accept parsley, but I love it now ♥

  5. Yum, that is a great simple idea, I might try this one.

  6. YUM!! This looks so good and one I am definitely going to bookmark for later! I didn't know about the Brown Rice and Quinoa combo. Will have to keep an eye out for that!

  7. This looks amazing. I love tabbouleh and always looking for ways to mix it up.

  8. Looks lick ya lips delish! Perf for our next BBQ :)

  9. That looks so fresh and tasty. I might give it a go because Mr Sparky is a parsley lover.

  10. I do the same thing! I've always wanted to try it but didn't want to pay the price. I love this idea though and I love tabouleh totally going to make this.

  11. I like tabouleh but cutting up two cup of parsley puts me off making it

  12. Such an awesome idea! Totally going to make this as one of my salads...

  13. I buy quinoa and find a little goes a long way. It is not, after all, something I use every day.


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