Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 232.8
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.6 mg
  • Sodium: 175.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Introduction

Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal. Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
    1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
    1 cup Fresh Express Baby Spinach
    1 ounce feta cheese

Directions

Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. (Use a sifter if you don't have a strainer that's small enough.) In a small saucepan, add the quinoa and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to simmer until water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic in the oil until the edges of the garlic turns very light brown, being careful not to burn the garlic (reduce heat to low if necessary). When the quinoa is done cooking, add it to the skillet along with the spinach. Stir it together until the spinach wilts. Add the crumbled feta cheese and stir to combine. Makes 2 servings.

*Edit* I discovered why the calorie count was so high. The nutrition info in the database for the quinoa was completely different than what's listed on the box (for the same brand I used). So I changed the info on the quinoa, and now the nutrition info should be correct. Sorry about that!*

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  • Incredible!
    86 of 86 people found this review helpful
    Super good, added a diced tomato, diced small onion and half a veggie bouillion cube to cooking water. Will make again, MUCH better than I expected andI was expecting it to be good. - 3/27/09

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  • Very Good
    58 of 59 people found this review helpful
    This is really good! We made it in one pot to save on dishes. Sauteed garlic in oil, and then added water and quinoa right into the same pot. didn't have spinach so i added chopped broccoli, and added some cooked chicken for more protein. yummy! - 4/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I never tried quinoa before and was pleasantly surprized. I added sauteed shrimp to make it a meal and add spice. It was very good! - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
    First off, I love quinoa so thank you! I used light feta so I could double the amount, used frozen spinach, and eliminated the olive oil, using a spray instead. I got everything at Trader Joe's and it came to under 250 calories. I might add chicken next time. - 5/20/08

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  • Very Good
    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Added red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, dill and a splash of lemon juice. I'm going to try it as a filling for roma tomatoes instead of ricotta. - 7/27/08

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