Friday, July 1, 2011

Quinoa with Mushrooms

I am a big fan of quinoa, and I wanted to have a nice simple warm side dish. Just like a rice with mushrooms, but with quinoa. If you want to make a vegeterian dish use just water and you will love it. This serves 4.

olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
1 lb sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste


Place quinoa in a pan and cover with water. Soak it for 10-15 minutes.
Drain and add 11/2 cup chicken broth or water to the soaked quinoa. Bring to a boil, cover with a tight lid, lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Uncover, turn off heat and fluff it up with a fork.
Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Sautee mushrooms in batches. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Don’t overcrowd the pan Remove mushrooms. Place them on a paper towel.
Add onion and garlic to the pan, and sautee until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. (Add extra oil if needed).
Stir in the mushrooms and quinoa until well blended.
Season with salt and black pepper, add finely chopped parsley.
Transfer to a serving dish.

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