Mushroom quinoa

    40 min

    Quinoa is a fantastic grain-like cereal. It's great to use as an alternative to rice or couscous. This dish is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. Serve as is or as a side dish to any meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 225g mushrooms, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 15g butter
    • 255g quinoa, rinsed
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 25g grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir the mushrooms, onion and garlic in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes; set aside.
    2. Melt the butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa to the melted butter and let it brown, about 3 minutes. Pour the chicken stock over the quinoa; bring to the boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the sauteed mushroom mixture and cook another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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    Okay well the thing is...I love quinoa, but something just isn't quite right with this recipe. I love the flavor of the toasted quinoa, delicious, and it cuts the cooking time quite a bit. The mushrooms were too much for me and my husband and without thickening the broth it is runny - maybe cut the liquid a bit? Also the dish really just ends up tasting like whatever broth you use and mushrooms. I love the idea and will fiddle with it to see if I can find something we like.  -  19 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was my first recipe to try using quinoa and I really liked it (though I thought the cooked quinoa was a bit strange looking when it's cooked, I'm still trying not to look at it too much! haha...). I added some finely chopped celery and carrots, fresh spinach and mini baby vine tomatoes for colour. I didn't have any parmesan so I used a mature white cheddar and added a tiny bit of soy sauce and it was great. Thanks for the recipe!  -  20 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipes rocks! SO GOOD! My husband hates quinoa and loved this recipe, my 4 year old had a huge second helping. The only thing I changed was smart balance instead of butter, I will be making this again!  -  20 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)