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Quinoa with Leeks and Mushrooms Recipe

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


Submitted by jckferreiro

Makes 1 serving



Quinoa has become popular as a "superfood" high in protein and iron. It takes only 15 minutes to cook and has a nutty flavor and aroma. This is tasty with sautéed soy "sausage" links.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with leeks and mushrooms

1/4 cup Quinoa, Organic
1/2 cup, chopped Peppers, Sweet, Red
1 cup pieces Mushrooms, Shiitake
1 large Onions
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 cup Chicken Broth
5 almond Almonds

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with leeks and mushrooms

  1. Combine broth, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in 3 tablespoons parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Remove from heat; keep warm.

  2. Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 6 minutes or until wilted. Add mushroom caps, bell pepper, and wine; cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Place 1 cup quinoa in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each with 1 1/4 cups vegetable mixture and 2 tablespoons walnuts.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 842.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
516
Calories from Fat
198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.0g
34%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
1959mg
82%
Potassium
837mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
71.8g
24%
Dietary Fiber
17.7g
71%
Sugars
19.6g
Protein
15.2g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 274%
Calcium 8% Iron 24%
* 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
83% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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