Red Quinoa & Chicken Rice Tortilla Wraps

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient grain originally cultivated by the Incas in the Andes Mountains of South America. The red quinoa, rich in fibre and high in protein, is perfect in this fresh, light salad. Featuring a slight Asian kick courtesy of a hit of ginger, honey, and Hoisin sauce, these wraps are perfect for a light summer meal. If you can’t find red quinoa, feel free to substitute with regular quinoa.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

1 1/2 - 2 cup boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
2 cups water
1 cup red quinoa
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced
1 tbsp ginger, fresh, minced
1 cup beets, grated
1 cup peas, frozen
1/4 cup hoisin sauce, gluten free
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, minced
6 brown rice tortillas

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Chop cooked chicken and set aside.

  2. Toast quinoa over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet for 2 minutes. Shake it and move it around with a wooden spoon so it doesn't burn.

  3. Add quinoa to water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or according to package directions. Cook until grain is tender and liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and set aside to cool.

  4. Heat oil over medium high heat in a non-stick skillet. Add minced garlic, green onion, minced ginger, grated beet and peas. Sauté over medium high heat for 3 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat. Stir together with chicken and quinoa in a medium bowl.

  5. In a small bowl mix together Hoisin sauce, mayonnaise and honey. Stir into quinoa vegetable mixture along with the minced cilantro.

  6. To make wraps place 125 mL or ½ cup of filling into centre of each tortilla. Fold in edges and roll up.

Nutrition Info

Per 210 g serving Amount
Calories230
Protein15 g
Fat7 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate34 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium340 mg
Per 210 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium11
Calcium2
Iron10
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C10
Vitamin B618
Vitamin B126
Folate22
Zinc13