Ready in 30 minutes
This high protien Incan grain is truly an acient treasure. It can be simmered in milk for a breakfast or desert dish, or, as prepared here, can be cooked in broth for a warm pilaf or a delicioius cold salad.
"Very good! Nice flavors! I pureed fresh onions, celery and garlic. I did not use mushrooms ( like them). I had to cook about 10 minutes longer (covered at med-low heat) to get the fresh spinach to wilt the way we like it. This was a very yummy dish, I will definitely make it again!"- mogriff1
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In a saucepan, heat the oil over mediumgarlio heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and quinoa and cook for about 1 minute longer, stirring occasionally. Do not brown the garlic. Add the broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 12 minutes; the mixture will be brothy and the quinoa almost done. Stir in the spinach and mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes longer, or until the quinoa grains have turned from white to transparent. Add the cheese. Season with the salt and pepper.
Makes 6 (about 3/4 cup) servings
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Carbohydrates 24 g
Fat 4 g (1g saturated)
Sodium 320 mg
You can find Quinoa in the Rice and Pasta aisle of most major grocery stores, or in a bulk bin at your local natural foods store. Half a cup of cooked quinoa contains 110 calories, 8 grams of protien, and 5 grams of fiber.
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Mjk77 2 months agoVery good! My kids even loved it:)
outdoorlover 3 months agoTasty & satisfying. The flavors really complement each other. We enjoyed this alongside grilled salmon. I'll definitely make again, and I'm sharing the recipe with my daughter to make for her family!
makesarahsmile 4 months agoThis was my first quinoa recipe and it's inspired me to try more. Tasty and filling!
jana0345 5 months agoOne of my favorite quinoa dishes that a have made. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!
Nnardi 6 months agomade this with pork tenderloin! Tasty. Lots of flavor.
discmanro 8 months ago
mogriff1 8 months agoVery good! Nice flavors! I pureed fresh onions, celery and garlic. I did not use mushrooms ( like them). I had to cook about 10 minutes longer (covered at med-low heat) to get the fresh spinach to wilt the way we like it. This was a very yummy dish, I will definitely make it again!
joeyydc 10 months ago
Jacqhome 10 months agoFantastic. I used dried minced onion and granulated garlic to speed prep time. Have used kale and collard greens.
Kimburm 11 month agoThis was my first try making quinoa for my meat and potato husband and picky 2 year old. We all loved it! Thank you!!
itzrobin 1 year agoThis was an excellent dish. Thank you for a great recipe with Quinoa.
Macslp 1 year agoYummy! I didn't have celery and I didn't miss it. I did add sun dried tomatoes which made it awesome. I'm going to try artichoke hearts next time.
Anjinho 1 year agoI love this recipe, it is super yummy as is but also a great starting point to experiment with other veggies and toppings. My favorite has been kale and chopped cherry tomatoes added at the very end. Thank you for posting it!
ChefSandrine 1 year agoWonderful side dish it is colorful and delicious
R47goldie 1 year agoAdded extra parm, used more mushrooms instead of celery- one of the best quinoa dishes yet!
marinaihaya 1 year agoThere's a lot of chopping and dicing in the prep work, but it's totally worth this light, satisfying dish. A great side for grilled chicken or fish.
LoveMyHusband29 1 year agoI left out the celery and mushrooms (because I don't like either) and this was AMAZING! Definitely will make again!
TheAudiophilesWife 1 year agoSimple and delicious. Works as a main dish for me, myself, and I.
Beklaud 1 year agoYUM!! I added a little extra cheese, Just because I love cheese. Delicious recipe for 3 adults. Thanks!
whitestar_27 2 years agoPerfect receipt. Use it all the time!