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.
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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (148g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 53 (27%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.8g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.7g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 5.9mg||2 %|
|Sodium 233.9mg||8 %|
|Potassium 380.5mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26.3g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.5g||14 %|
|Sugars, other 22.8g|
|Protein 9.2g||13 %|
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Calories per serving: 193
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