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

Ingredients

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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

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Preparation

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

Notes

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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photo by Zamatorie Zamatorie

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. photo by bdavidson bdavidson

photo by mogriff1 mogriff1

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Fantastic- I will be doubling the recipe next time!
beccav3 8 months ago
Amazeballs. I used extra cheese. Extra mushrooms. Left out the celery. So tasty can't wait to eat more!!
Nutmeglet 8 months ago
mbperanteau 9 months ago
I will flavor more next time. Very good side for salmon.
banksaunders 10 months ago
easy and quick, but filling. made with kale instead of spinach
xylophone88 11 month ago
Great! Followed the recipe to a T. Delicious. Would definitely make again.
lauragross 11 month 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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