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.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

282.4 calories; 13.3 g protein; 34.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 314.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2012
I added rosemary and thyme to the quinoa while it was cooking. In a big bowl I placed the olive oil and salt and ensured that the veggies marinated in that mixture prior to addition of quinoa. When quinoa was added it tasted great and had plenty of flavor.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2007
Pretty bland. I used a firm herb tofu and added one shallot and green onions to it. I also added one red pepper and a dash of cumin to it but it stills feels like something is missing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2007
Pretty bland. I used a firm herb tofu and added one shallot and green onions to it. I also added one red pepper and a dash of cumin to it but it stills feels like something is missing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2007
It was quite tasty but a bit too bland. I spiced it up quite a bit and then it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2007
This just wasn't for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
I added rosemary and thyme to the quinoa while it was cooking. In a big bowl I placed the olive oil and salt and ensured that the veggies marinated in that mixture prior to addition of quinoa. When quinoa was added it tasted great and had plenty of flavor.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2011
This is a great simple vegan recipe. I made this dish for a holiday party this weekend where half the guests were vegan and vegetarian. The reason it was such a hit though is because I added half 1/3 cup of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons paprika (for a 4 cups serving.) Really hits the spot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2011
Thanks for sharing this recipe. My 1st attempt at Quinoa - excellent base recipe for what ever you like in a stir fry - I used a pre-rinsed Quinoa - added fresh squeeze of lemon juice and some salt. Now I just have to find a use for the remaining tofu in the refer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2012
Very good. I used this recipe to introduce the family to quinoa. This went over well with them. I did add some thin sliced carrots and left out the tofu. I was going to use the tofu but the store was out. I thought it had a nice flavor. Kids loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2011
Added some extra mushrooms because we like em!!! Yummy and healthy too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2012
I switched out cauliflower for the broccoli left out the mushrooms. Added 1 tsp basil to the quinoa and 1/2 tsp of pepper. and 1/2tsp salt. Chicken broth works just as nicely if you are open to the idea. My kids liked it with parmesan cheese on top. We will make it again. Read More
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