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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Top-ranked recipe named "Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese"
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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mbperanteau 1 week ago
banksaunders 2 weeks agoI will flavor more next time. Very good side for salmon.
xylophone88 1 month agoeasy and quick, but filling. made with kale instead of spinach
lauragross 2 months agoGreat! Followed the recipe to a T. Delicious. Would definitely make again.
Mjk77 6 months agoVery good! My kids even loved it:)
outdoorlover 6 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 7 months agoThis was my first quinoa recipe and it's inspired me to try more. Tasty and filling!
jana0345 8 months agoOne of my favorite quinoa dishes that a have made. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!
Nnardi 9 months agomade this with pork tenderloin! Tasty. Lots of flavor.
discmanro 11 month ago
mogriff1 11 month 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 1 year ago
Jacqhome 1 year agoFantastic. I used dried minced onion and granulated garlic to speed prep time. Have used kale and collard greens.
Kimburm 1 year 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.