Fresh and healthy, this one-pot recipe is a breeze to make. With shrimp, broccoli, quinoa, and lemon, this dish is packed with flavor and covers all your bases for a nutritious and delicious meal.
In a quart pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is glistening, add the shrimp to the pan and saute for 3 or 4 minutes. When the shrimp have turned opaque and pink, transfer them from the pan to a dish and set aside.
Add onion to the pan and saute for 3 minutes or until it just begins to soften.
Add garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute more.
Add the wine and deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until the liquid reduces by half.
Stir in the quinoa, chicken stock, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add broccoli, then simmer covered for 5 to 7 more minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is cooked through and fluffy.
Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the shrimp, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Put the lid back on the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with additional parmesan cheese and lemon slices, if desired.
Make it a meatless entree by substituting the shrimp for 1 pound of mushrooms.
Other proteins that could work in this recipe are scallops, boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces, or lean ground chicken or turkey.
You can swap the broccoli for asparagus or increase the vegetable content by adding chopped spinach and/or peas.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (602g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 124 (27%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.8g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.7g||23 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.8g|
|Cholesterol 23.7mg||7 %|
|Sodium 760.8mg||26 %|
|Potassium 1025.1mg||27 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 58.2g||17 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.3g||29 %|
|Sugars, other 50.9g|
|Protein 25g||36 %|
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Calories per serving: 453
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