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Quinoa with Spinach Recipe

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


Submitted by debb2005

Makes 8 servings



To rinse quinoa, place quinoa in a fine wire-mesh sieve. Place in sink and set under cold running water until water runs clear; shake off excess liquid. Quinoa is available in the grain or natural food section of the supermarket.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Spinach

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large uncooked onion(s), minced
1 garlic clove(s), minced
1 cup(s) uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 cup(s) fresh spinach, baby leaves
1/2 tsp table salt

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Spinach

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes

  2. Add quinoa to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa starts to turn golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add broth, black pepper and red pepper flakes to skillet; bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low and simmer for 13 minutes; stir in spinach. Cover skillet and cook until spinach and quinoa are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes; season with salt. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 117.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
106
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
274mg
11%
Potassium
233mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
16.1g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
3.9g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% 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 saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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