Quinoa with Corn and Zucchini Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Corn and Zucchini recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Corn and Zucchini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 8 servings



For a meatier dish, cook 2 strips of apple-smoked bacon, crumble, and add with onion to pan at the end.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Corn and Zucchini

1 cup quinoa
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup corn (kernels from 1 ear)
1 medium zucchini, cut in small dice
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup feta, crumbled (optional)

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Corn and Zucchini

  1. Place the quinoa in a bowl, and cover with cold water. Let sit five minutes. Drain through a strainer, and rinse until the water runs clear.

  2. Bring the water or stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Heat another medium saucepan or lidded skillet over medium-high heat, and add the quinoa. Toast, stirring, until the grains have separated and begin to smell fragrant. Add the water or stock and salt. It should come to a boil quickly. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until the quinoa is tender and translucent and each grain displays a little thread. Drain and return to the pan. Cover the pan with a clean dish towel, replace the lid and allow to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about five minutes, and add the garlic, corn and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until the zucchini is tender and translucent and the corn tender, five to eight minutes. Stir in the quinoa and toss together. Heat through, add the herbs and serve with a little crumbled queso fresco or feta sprinkled

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 167.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
134
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
231mg
10%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
19.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
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