Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

We swapped rice for protein- and fiber-rich quinoa in this faux dirty rice, but any cooked whole grain would work well; give bulgur or farro a try to change things up.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned and cooked through, stirring to crumble. Add vegetables to pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

Add shrimp and Creole seasoning to sausage mixture in pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in quinoa; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp are done and quinoa is thoroughly heated.

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious and Healthy!

July 12, 2016
I used Italian sausage and cooked the quinoa in chicken broth. Also added a little Emeril's Essence in addition to Creole seasoning. We loved it and will definitely make it again soon!

Just Alright

September 27, 2016
Made exactly as written, but with fresh quinoa. I will not make again because I found it to be dry & in need of more seasoning. Sorry🙁

Very easy, very quick and very tasty

September 10, 2016
I couldn't find the chicken sausage so substituted hot pork sausage. My husband isn't crazy about quinoa, but he went back for seconds. Perfect for busy families without much time.

Just ok

July 20, 2016
Quinoa is a hard sell in my house, so take this review with that in mind.  I made my own quinoa vs. the frozen and chopped my own veggies, adding minced garlic.  Not bad, nothing outstanding.  Kind of on the dry side.  I'd double the seasoning next time.

So good!

June 23, 2016
I made this for my family and everyone loved it! It was so delicious and easy.  I used both chicken andouille sausage and ground hot sausage along with the shrimp.  I will definitely be making this again!

Fast and Delicious!

June 20, 2016
This is packed full of flavor.  I made two substitutions.  Cooked the quinoa from scratch using chicken broth and used sliced chicken andouille sausage.  Added a salad and sourdough bread and this was a delicious dinner.

Super good super easy

July 17, 2016
Really tasty and EASY. I used chicken and turkey andouille sausage. The frozen quinoa mad it a snap. We will make this again.