Quinoa Risotto with Argula and Parmesan Recipe

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Submitted by settingshadow

Makes 6 servings



From Mayo Clinic healthy cooking; marked "healthy carb" and "low-fat". http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RE00024/rss=3

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Risotto with Argula and Parmesan

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
2 1/4 cups vegetable stock
2 cups chopped arugula
1 small carrot, peeled and finely shredded
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh button mushrooms
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Risotto with Argula and Parmesan

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and quinoa and cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Don't let the garlic brown.

  2. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the quinoa is almost tender to the bite but slightly hard in the center, about 12 minutes. The mixture will be brothy. Stir in the arugula, carrot and mushrooms and simmer until the quinoa grains have turned from white to translucent, about 2 minutes longer.

  3. Stir in the cheese and season with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Categories

Side Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 157.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
162
Calories from Fat
47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.2g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
489mg
20%
Potassium
251mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
22.9g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% Iron 9%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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