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Quinoa with Peas

Quinoa with Peas

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
XtinaU

XtinaU

A delicious side dish that goes with just about anything.

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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divapat
64

divapat

4/11/2011

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...) Let's be careful out there!

JennieC
47

JennieC

5/18/2011

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 prefer my peas bright green and just barely cooked. I might also saute the onion and garlic in the butter while the quinoa was roasting, just to get more flavor from the garlic and onions. I thought this was very similar to risotto and might add shrimp next time to make it a full meal. Yummy!

gonefishn
46

gonefishn

4/11/2011

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 thyme ('cuz I had it), 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp grnd coriander, cayenne pepper and a few more peas (1 cup). This was a side dish for Baked Falafel and was superb!

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