Kale and Quinoa with Creole Seasoning

Kale and Quinoa with Creole Seasoning

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"A light side dish of quinoa and blanched kale, made extra-savory by seasoning it with Creole seasoning. Be sure to use Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning®--there is nothing as delicious!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 151 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 976 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; stir in quinoa. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; cook kale in boiling water until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain. Heat olive oil in the same saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir shallot until softened, about 5 minutes. Add kale, cooking and stirring, until desired doneness. Mix quinoa into vegetable mixture and season with salt and Creole seasoning.
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Footnotes

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  • I like to blanch the greens in the boiling water to set the color, remove some of the bitterness of the greens, and leave them minimally cooked. But it does create additional work, so you can skip this step and just cook the greens directly with the shallots to save time and effort. This side dish pairs well with simple chicken or pork main dishes. You can substitute any type of cooking greens like collards or mustard greens instead of the kale.
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MaLizGa
11/11/2012

Two super-foods in one delicious dish!! What I did: made a full cup of quinoa but used only one bunch of kale. I doubled the seasoning (made Creole seasoning from AR) and the salt - that was a mistake! In fact, cut some of the salt - with the chicken broth, you don't need it! I felt that it was lacking some crunch... so I threw in toasted almond slivers and pine nuts - PERFECT! I can't wait to make this again!

Tammy Gulgren
10/26/2012

We gobbled it up! This was the first time I made quinoa for my daughters and myself, and the end result was very satisfying. I used onions in place of shallots, and next time I will use twice as much creole seasoning and no salt. The quinoa is quite filling. A bowl full of this kale and quinoa was a meal for me. Lots of health benefits too!

Brennan
6/4/2012

I used blanched and shocked endive instead of kale, and it was a bit too bitter. Season with Creole seasoning first and use low sodium chicken broth. Mine was too salty.