Quinoa with Peas

Quinoa with Peas

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"A delicious side dish that goes with just about anything."


30 m servings 157 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the quinoa, and cook 2 minutes until toasted. Pour in the chicken broth, onion, garlic, thyme, and black pepper. Cover, and let come to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the frozen peas. Recover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the chicken stock, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in half of the Pecorino Romano cheese and the parsley until evenly mixed. Scoop the quinoa into a serving dish, and sprinkle with the remaining Pecorino Romano cheese to serve.
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  1. 119 Ratings


Sounds good and I want to try it. But it says nothing about rinsing the quinoa so that the bitter saponins are removed. (Some quinoa, sold in North America, is pre-rinsed, but some is not...) ...

I made this yesterday afternoon as a snack for my kids. It was delicious. My 18 month old gobbled it up. I would add more peas next time and not add them until the quinoa was almost cooked. ...

I'm a self admitted tinkerer. Can't leave a recipe alone- mine included. That being said, this recipe is fantastic and here's what I did (no disrespect to the author). I added 4 sprigs fresh thy...

Wonderful side dish! I followed the instructions exactly except I used chicken stock-I think it adds more flavor and used a shallot for milder onion flavor. My whole family loved it-they are p...

Love this dish! I made this for a potluck feast and it was a huge hit. Next time I make it tho, I will cut the cheese in half. It was very salty, so that may have been from the veggie broth, b...

This is an awesome quinoa recipe. Cooking the quinoa with the onion and spices really ups the flavor. I always cook quinoa with chicken broth but this recipe is even better! I love, love, LOVE i...

I am new to Quinoa, tried it once and did not like it. But this was great. I made a few changes: added sauted mushrooms and substituded canned asparagus for the peas. I did not have the parme...

This is my favorite quinoa dish now! I made the changes suggested by another review and added 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, more thyme and it was excellent. This is definitely going in my...

So, I misread the recipe (didn't have on my glasses) and put the cheese in with the peas. So, I am rating on the flavor. I didn't rinse the quinoa first because I thought wet toasted quinoa soun...