Top-ranked recipe named "Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese"
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
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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beccav3 12 months agoFantastic- I will be doubling the recipe next time!
Nutmeglet 1 year agoAmazeballs. I used extra cheese. Extra mushrooms. Left out the celery. So tasty can't wait to eat more!!
mbperanteau 1 year ago
banksaunders 1 year agoI will flavor more next time. Very good side for salmon.
xylophone88 1 year agoeasy and quick, but filling. made with kale instead of spinach
lauragross 1 year agoGreat! Followed the recipe to a T. Delicious. Would definitely make again.
Mjk77 1 year agoVery good! My kids even loved it:)
outdoorlover 1 year 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 1 year agoThis was my first quinoa recipe and it's inspired me to try more. Tasty and filling!
jana0345 1 year agoOne of my favorite quinoa dishes that a have made. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!