Mystic Mushroom and Quinoa Chowder

Mystic Mushroom and Quinoa Chowder

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  HOGGWILD5

“A tasty soup with mushrooms and quinoa; great as a first course or a wonderful accompaniment to a salad or sandwich for a meal.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Toast quinoa in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat until fragrant.
  2. In a large saucepan or stockpot, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, and cook until caramelized, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in quinoa, mushrooms, and molasses; cook until mushrooms release their liquid, adding a little chicken stock if necessary to facilitate cooking. Add remaining chicken stock, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 18 to 20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook shiitake mushrooms in butter until softened; set aside.
  4. Puree soup in a food processor or blender, and return to saucepan. Stir in cream, and heat (DO NOT BOIL). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with creme fraiche, shiitake mushrooms, and chives.

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A great soup for mushroom lovers! We made a few changes to make it heavy cream, just milk, and Un-chicken broth to make it vegetarian. And no creme fraiche either. Had to use portabello instead of shiitake, but tasted fine...even used extra mushrooms. Added garlic too, and honey for molasses. Made a complete meal with salad and bread. A great way to add a new whole grain to your diet!



I'm an avid soup-lover, and I could eat soup all day... And this is hands-down one of the best soup recipes I've ever had! A few substitutions I made: honey for the molasses, Rapunzel Sea Salt and Herbs veggie stock for the chicken, and I was out of cream, so none of that. Mmm mmm mmm! Try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed!



I made it vegan, and it's still good! I'm currently on an elimination diet which means I can eat virtually -nothing.- So, I replaced the butter with olive oil, the chicken stock with Repunzel's Sea Salt & Herbs, and the heavy cream with rice milk. It's not really your usual "chowder" consistency, but it doesn't taste like it's missing anything. Recommended, even for vegans and vegetarians, or for those watching their weight.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 340 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 938 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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