Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese

Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese

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29 review(s) averaging 4.9. 90% would make again

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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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2 teaspoons Olive oil
1 cup Onion; diced
1/4 cup Celery; diced
1 teaspoon Garlic; minced
1 cup Quinoa; rinsed well
2 cups Chicken or Vegetable broth; fat-free low-sodium
2 cups Spinach, Kale, Or Swiss Chard; chopped
1/2 cup Mushroom; chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper; ground

Original recipe makes 6



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)

Calories 160

Protein 7g

Carbohydrates 24 g

Fat 4 g (1g saturated)

Cholesterol 5mg

Fiber 2g

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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I did my own interpretation using half millet and quinoa, bell peppers, extra spinach, Belgian endive, and oyster mushrooms. It's very risotto-esque and fricken delicious.




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Fantastic- I will be doubling the recipe next time!
beccav3 11 month ago

Amazeballs. I used extra cheese. Extra mushrooms. Left out the celery. So tasty can't wait to eat more!!
Nutmeglet 11 month ago

mbperanteau 1 year ago

I will flavor more next time. Very good side for salmon.
banksaunders 1 year ago

easy and quick, but filling. made with kale instead of spinach
xylophone88 1 year ago

Great! Followed the recipe to a T. Delicious. Would definitely make again.
lauragross 1 year ago

Very good! My kids even loved it:)
Mjk77 1 year ago

Tasty & 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!
outdoorlover 1 year ago

This was my first quinoa recipe and it's inspired me to try more. Tasty and filling!
makesarahsmile 1 year ago

One of my favorite quinoa dishes that a have made. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!
jana0345 1 year ago

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