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!"
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.
beccav3 1y agoFantastic- I will be doubling the recipe next time!
Nutmeglet 1y agoAmazeballs. I used extra cheese. Extra mushrooms. Left out the celery. So tasty can't wait to eat more!!
mbperanteau 1y ago
banksaunders 1y agoI will flavor more next time. Very good side for salmon.
xylophone88 2y agoeasy and quick, but filling. made with kale instead of spinach
lauragross 2y agoGreat! Followed the recipe to a T. Delicious. Would definitely make again.
Mjk77 2y agoVery good! My kids even loved it:)
outdoorlover 2y 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 2y agoThis was my first quinoa recipe and it's inspired me to try more. Tasty and filling!
jana0345 2y agoOne of my favorite quinoa dishes that a have made. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!