Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese

Quinoa is a great great to use in place of rice in side dishes. It is full of protein and fiber, and it tastes great.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
2 cups Imagine low sodium organic chicken broth
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup reduced fat Parmesan topping
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium 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, cover 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 turns transparent. Add the cheese. Season with the salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Makes 6 (about 3/4 cup) servings


Quinoa Nutrition Facts said...

I absolutely agree that Quinoa tastes undeniable delicious! I think this is a yummy quinoa recipe. Spinach, cheese and quinoa definitely sounds yummy to me. I'll surely try this recipe one of these days. Thank you for sharing! :)