Quinoa Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Risotto recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by summer_lover

Makes 4 servings



Protein packed version compared to arborio. This dish is also good served cold

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Risotto

2 tbsp olive oil
1 diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 red pepper, minced
3 tbsp parsley
2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 salt

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Risotto

  1. Heat oil, in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook a few minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the red pepper and parsley and continue cooking another minute. Add quinoa with the oil and the vegetables, and stir to coat.

  2. Add vegetable stock. You may use water for this, but the stock is much more flavorful. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately. This dish is also good served cold.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 348.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
427
Calories from Fat
119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.2g
20%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
667mg
28%
Potassium
771mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
60.3g
20%
Dietary Fiber
7.2g
29%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 74%
Calcium 6% Iron 26%
* 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 saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin C
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