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Quinoa Vegetable Paella Recipe

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


Submitted by trsidn

Makes 6 servings



This is one of those dishes that seem to improve overnight. Reheated leftovers make a great lunch. Spicy food lovers note that this is a subtle dish, not a spicy one.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Vegetable Paella

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup quinoa
1/4 teaspoon saffron, crushed
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 dash cayenne
14 ounce diced tomatoes
1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
14 ounce light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 3/4 cups vegetable broth
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
15 oz artichoke

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Vegetable Paella

  1. Put the quinoa into a large bowl. Cover with water and stir well to wash the grain. Pour off the water and then repeat the washing process. You may also put the quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly.

  2. Sauté onion and garlic in a deep non-stick skillet with a little water until soft.

  3. Add the quinoa and saffron and cook, stirring, for another 2 minutes.

  4. Add paprika, cumin, cayenne, tomatoes, peppers, beans, and 2 3/4 cups vegetable broth.

  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to very low, and cook covered for 15 minutes.

  6. After 15 minutes, check to see if more broth is needed. If it looks dry, add the remaining vegetable broth.

  7. Place the zucchini on top of the quinoa and re-cover. Cook for about 5 more minutes, until quinoa is done. Remove the cover, stir in the peas, and cook uncovered until peas are warm and all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  8. Arrange the artichoke hearts on the top and serve. Add salt at the table, if necessary.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Spanish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 488.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
325
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
582mg
24%
Potassium
1049mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates
57.8g
19%
Dietary Fiber
14.4g
58%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 13% Iron 29%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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