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Quinoa with Fried Onions Recipe

Looking for an easy quinoa with fried onions recipe? Learn how to make quinoa with fried onions using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenla

Makes 3 servings



Pronounced "keen-wah," this grain, native to South America, has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. In fact, it is not a true grain at all, but a relative of spinach and Swiss Chard. Over the past 20 years, it has enjoyed a resurgence on plates across America. This might have to do with its nutty flavor or maybe the fact that it has more iron than other grain around and is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and protein.

Recipe Ingredients for quinoa with fried onions

1/4 cup quinoa
1 cup chicken stock
1 medium onions
1 spray pam
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
50 grams dried mushrooms
1 teaspoon Black pepper

Recipe Directions for quinoa with fried onions

  1. 1. Rinse the quinoa under cold running water until the water turns clear.

  2. 2. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa begins to soften. Remove from the heat and drain.

  3. 3. Meanwhile, peel the onions and cut into 1/8" to 1/4" slices. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they soften and brown. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary to prevent burning.

  4. 4. In a medium bowl, combine the quinoa, onions, parsley, cheese, and pepper to taste. Toss well. Serve as a side dish.

  5. have fried first onions, then added the quinoa and of course chicken stock. I have also added a handful of dried porcini mushrooms and their liquid, and as final step some grated parmesan. This way it turned out nice!!

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 155.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
96
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.5g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Potassium
212mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
14.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 7% Iron 6%
* 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
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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