Quinoa with Peas

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A delicious side dish that goes with just about anything.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup frozen peas

  • ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (such as Locatelli®), divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the quinoa, and cook 2 minutes until toasted. Pour in the chicken broth, onion, garlic, thyme, and black pepper. Cover, and let come to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the frozen peas. Recover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the chicken stock, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Stir in half of the Pecorino Romano cheese and the parsley until evenly mixed. Scoop the quinoa into a serving dish, and sprinkle with the remaining Pecorino Romano cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 210mg 4%

* 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.