4 servings

Quinoa has become popular as a "superfood" high in protein and iron. It takes only 15 minutes to cook and has a nutty flavor and aroma. This is tasty with sautéed soy "sausage" links.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine broth, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in 3 tablespoons parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Step 2

Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 6 minutes or until wilted. Add mushroom caps, bell pepper, and wine; cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Place 1 cup quinoa in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each with 1 1/4 cups vegetable mixture and 2 tablespoons walnuts.

Ratings & Reviews

shannonrf's Review

April 25, 2014
Very bland and boring. My husband wouldn't even eat it. I made the recipe exactly as written.

crisy129's Review

June 30, 2013

sanazestan's Review

June 09, 2013
This is now among my top two favorite quinoa recipes! It is refreshing and delicious. The only thing I would change is cut the amount of water in 1/2. 1 cup was too much and it took much longer that 15 minutes to be absorbed, and in the end the quinoa came out a bit too soft. But it's nothing that can't be fixed!!

RahmOrenstein's Review

April 16, 2013
delicious, nutritious and super easy to make

JaninBaltimore's Review

March 16, 2013
Don't know why this got high marks - it was easy to make but didn't have much flavor - would not make again.

Cristadda's Review

February 13, 2013
This was fast, easy and flavorful!

MamaMusic's Review

December 25, 2012

keswvi's Review

October 03, 2012
Not very pretty to look at, but really really good!

PKcookin's Review

February 28, 2012
Good flavor and looks great in the bowl. The walnuts add an important crunch. Not sure why I wasn't thrilled but just wasn't. I think it should probably be treated as a one dish main course than a side dish.

EmilyHartmann's Review

January 11, 2012