Reader recipe for Spinach-Quinoa

In Recipies on March 31, 2011 at 8:11 am

Phyne Dyner, “CS”, shares this recipe for Spinach and Quinoa with readers:

1 TBS olive oil

1 large onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 C uncooked quinoa, rinsed

2 C chicken broth

4 C spinach leaves (packed), lightly chopped

1/8 tsp black pepper, ground

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

salt to taste

Heat oil over medium-high heat and saute onion until soft (3-5min).  Add quinoa and cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa begins to turn golden brown.  Add broth, black pepper, and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 13 min.  Stir in spinach, cover and cook 3-5min until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.


I have yet to try this. When I do, I may “jazz” it up a bit with some herbs or spices (a bit of cumin and/or turmeric comes to mind).  Quinoa is a great substitute for rice or other grains.  I make quinoa-based tebouleh, using quinoa instead of bulgar wheat.

Thanks again, “CS”, for sharing with us.


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