Veggie Quinoa

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I blundered into this delicious mix of ingredients while trying to use up leftover vegetables in the fridge. Even friends who 'don't like vegetarian cooking' have enjoyed it. I like the slightly bitter taste of unwashed quinoa (just check for unwanted debris before you use it), but most recipes call for rinsed quinoa.

close up view of Veggie Quinoa with broccoli, peppers and red onions in a pan
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ½ cup broccoli florets

  • ½ cup diced firm tofu

  • ¼ cup vegetable broth

  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup vegetable stock to a boil. Stir in the quinoa and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, broccoli florets, and tofu. Stir for a minute, then cover and steam over low heat for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup vegetable broth, mushrooms, and spinach. Cover and cook over medium heat until the mushrooms are soft and spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.

  3. Stir the vegetable-tofu mixture into the cooked quinoa. Cover, and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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