Squash stands in for rice in this remake of the traditional Spanish dish. You can use butternut squash or yellow squash — we recommend spiralizing the veg first, then cutting or pulsing in the food processor to get rice-size pieces. If using yellow squash, cutting it is a safer bet since the veg is so delicate. Check the labels when you are purchasing chorizo as some brands contain sugar.
Quinoa doesn’t have to be relegated to being a base, it can also be a topper! Here, it’s broiled until crisp then sprinkled over the salad.
This textured, complex salad is lightly dressed with our sweet and pungent Russian dressing, but feel free to add a little more if you like. Fennel gives it a gentle licorice note, while the Parmesan adds a satisfying umami touch. Don’t skip the Crispy Quinoa Topper, it adds a crunch that you won’t want to miss.
This recipe features black rice – a good source of fiber and antioxidants – and more veggies than the fried rice you’ll find in a takeout container. Cooking can dampen the benefits of probiotics, so a bit of uncooked kimchi is added as a boost just before serving.
Mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness and simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish.