25 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1

This kid-friendly soup is a tad sweet and, perhaps best of all, easy for little hands to spoon up without making a big mess.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, water, quinoa, and chicken bouillon cubes to the onion mixture; bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the bouillon cubes. Place a cover on the skillet, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is fluffy, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Stir evaporated milk and flour into the quinoa. Increase heat and bring the mixture to a boil; cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; 4.2 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 470 mg sodium. 29.9 g carbohydrates; 9.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
Great! Toasted the quinoa in a dry skillet first used choppoed frozen broccoli (thawed) and used chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon. I did have to add quite a bit more milk (only had the one can of evaporated milk and that wasn't enough) and it still really wasn't soup consistency. However it was really tasty! Topped with shredded cheddar-yum.
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2013
I thought the flavor was bland.
(1)
25 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
Great! Toasted the quinoa in a dry skillet first used choppoed frozen broccoli (thawed) and used chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon. I did have to add quite a bit more milk (only had the one can of evaporated milk and that wasn't enough) and it still really wasn't soup consistency. However it was really tasty! Topped with shredded cheddar-yum.
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2013
Super simple and delicious! I definitely had to add more liquid than the can of evaporated milk. I must have added at least another cup of milk to the recipe. The quinoa soaks up liquids like a thirsty sponge so the "soup" is more like a thick porridge if you use only the evaporated milk. So tasty I'll be making this again.
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2012
Flavorful and easy to make. I'll make it again.
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
my son who is 10 just found out he has Celiac and was upset that he could not have cream of broccoli soup. I found this receipe made it for him and he loves it. Will make it again for him and it is supper easy yet to.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
This tastes really good! I made this yesterday after work and it did not take long to make. It tastes like a broccoli-rice casserole. I toasted the quinoa (like another Reviewer suggested) and substituted veggie bouillon and a gluten-free flour. I also added turmeric for its health benefits plus the yellow color was nice. I will definitly make again!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2013
Very nice taste. I did use 3 cups of broth instead of the water and will double the broccoli next time.
(2)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2013
Surprisingly creamy and tasty! more a risotto-type consistency. After tasting it at is I added some cheese to my serving and it was AWESOME! Will make again.
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2013
Editing my review because I personally do not like it however i'm sick at the moment and my tastebuds may be screwed up. My mother however LOVES it.. For those of you that have never had quinoa she says it tastes similar to barley. She also says this tastes a lot like cream of broccoli soup- something a few other reviewers have mentioned. So perhaps it really is good i'm not sure. I had to cook the quinoa for longer than expected because there did not seem to be enough liquid for it to absorb to become fluffy naturally. May try it again with chicken broth instead of bouillon and maybe a different kind of quinoa.
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2013
I thought the flavor was bland.
(1)