Creamy Mushroom Quinoa Soup

    40 min

    A delicious change from your average mushroom soup. This mushroom soup is well flavoured and has the addition of quinoa. It's perfect for a first course when served with a crusty bread roll.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 85g quinoa
    • 30g butter
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 225g button mushrooms, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons black treacle
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 15g butter
    • 100g fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped
    • 250ml double cream
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 5 tablespoons creme fraiche
    • chopped fresh chives

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Toast quinoa in a dry, heavy frying pan over medium heat until fragrant.
    2. In a large saucepan melt 30g butter over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and cook until caramelised, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in quinoa, mushrooms and black treacle; cook until mushrooms release their liquid, adding a little chicken stock if necessary to facilitate cooking. Add remaining chicken stock and bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and let simmer for 18 to 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.
    3. Meanwhile, melt 15g butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook shiitake mushrooms in butter until softened; set aside.
    4. Puree soup in a food processor or liquidiser and return to saucepan. Stir in cream and heat (DO NOT BOIL). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with creme fraiche, shiitake mushrooms and chives.

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    I had never thought of adding quinoa to soup - it adds a nice nutty flavour. I was too scared to add the treacle so I left that out!  -  11 Mar 2014


    A great soup for mushroom lovers! We made a few changes to make it heavy cream, just milk, and Un-chicken broth to make it vegetarian. And no creme fraiche either. Had to use portabello instead of shiitake, but tasted fine...even used extra mushrooms. Added garlic too, and honey for molasses. Made a complete meal with salad and bread. A great way to add a new whole grain to your diet!  -  12 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm an avid soup-lover, and I could eat soup all day... And this is hands-down one of the best soup recipes I've ever had! A few substitutions I made: honey for the molasses, Rapunzel Sea Salt and Herbs veggie stock for the chicken, and I was out of cream, so none of that. Mmm mmm mmm! Try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed!  -  09 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)