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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.8
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 347.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

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Quinoa Primavera

Submitted by: WICKET23
Quinoa Primavera

Introduction

A light pilaf that is filled with protein (quinoa has the highest protein content of any grain) and good nutrients A light pilaf that is filled with protein (quinoa has the highest protein content of any grain) and good nutrients
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa
    2 cups water
    salt
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 small carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
    1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
    1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 cup)
    1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 cup)
    1/2 cup edamame (or can be substituted for fresh or frozen peas)
    2 scallions, white part only, thinly sliced
    fresh ground black pepper
    1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Directions

Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes (grains should be dry and fragrant). Then add the water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, cover, simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Do NOT stir the quinoa while simmering.

Combine olive oil and garlic in a large skillet and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot and garlic is aromatic add the carrots and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the celery, peppers, edamame (or peas), and scallions. Saute just long enough for the veggies to heat through, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the hot quinoa and season to taste with salt and black pepper...stir in parsley and serve immediately.

This serves at least 4 people as a hearty side dish (or can be a main dish for vegetarians)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WICKET23.






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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used mushrooms instead of the edamame.

    I don't toast the quinoa, and its just fine.

    Once the vegetables are sauteed, instead of parsley sprinkle some oregano or some basil atop it and smell the aroma.. heavenly.

    Even my veggie hating husband loved this one! - 6/8/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this for Earth Day Dinner. I followed the recipe as posted except for my additon of sugar snap peas. I especially liked toasting the quinoa before cooking it. Lovely aroma and nutty taste. I will make this again, it's easy, pretty and delicious. I plan to use organic veggie broth for extra yum! - 4/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added Thai red curry paste, 1 tsp. and cabbage. It tasted delicious. Great way to use quinoa. I used the Red Inca variety. - 7/3/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasty. I substituted veggie broth for the water, and yellow pepper for the green. Calorie change was minimal, but protein content still too low. I had to supplement with extra firm tofu, sauteed in a little non-stick cooking spray and some fresh herbs. That made it really yummy. - 8/27/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    First time trying quinoa. Easy to follow recipe, I substituted chick peas for the edamame. - 3/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. Was out of edamame so used peas. Was out of celery so used zucchini. Very yummy. - 3/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I added grilled chicken - delicious! Making it again tonight. - 4/17/09

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  • Bad
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The timing for frying up the quinoa is wrong and resulted in a semi-burnt meal that I did not enjoy. 3 minutes is more than enough to have them very toasted. - 1/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is my first time cooking with quinoa, and the whole family loved it. Very tasty! We did substitute yellow for green pepper and peas for edamame. This will definitely be added to our regular menu. - 10/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't toast the quinoa but it still turned out great. Delicious! - 9/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy... I added more veggies than called for which was tasty. I wasn't quite sure when the quinoa was done, but when the little seeds started to look like they'd opened up and most of the water was absorbed, I tasted it and it was great, so I added it to the veggies. Thanks so much! - 8/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was my first time trying quinoa and this recipe was perfect for a newbie! I really enjoyed it, it smells wonderful. I was surprised my husband liked it too! - 3/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the vegetable broth and only red peppers (no green). I didn't have scallions, so I used vidalia onions. My 4 children and husband all loved it. Served with Filet Mignon...Yum!!h - 6/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Will definately be making this one again - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Served this as a side to grilled tuna -- awesome! - 6/24/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. It is so delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare. I will make it again for certain. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was easy and fabulous! - 4/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for a Quinoa recipe and am I glad I found this....I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It makes enough so I have leftovers to take for work...YUMMY!!!!!! - 6/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME quinoa recipe! I've been looking for more ways to make quinoa and this was soooooo yummy! - 5/4/07

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  • Love this, I always double the receipe and add chicken breast to make it a full meal. It's one of the families favorite - 9/23/14

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  • very good. First time I had dared to cook quinoa. Shall use it again.Thought about adding mushroom and may next time. - 6/12/14

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  • I make this often - 8/30/13

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  • Huge hit a the potluck tonight! I added some asparagus and added some fresh basil to it. I will definitely make this again! - 12/9/12

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  • AWESOME, I replaced celeray stalk with leak.Really Yummy!!! - 3/20/12

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  • I had never had quinoa before and picked this recipe to try it with....it was a winner! Thank you for submitting this recipe, it definitely is in my favorite list! - 3/2/12

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