The classic Cheddar cheese and broccoli combo served in quinoa.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine broccoli, broth, and quinoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook at a simmer until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Stir Cheddar cheese into the quinoa, replace the lid, and set aside until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 394 mg sodium. 32.9 g carbohydrates; 14.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (118)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
I made this tonight for the first time and really enjoyed it. I added about 1/2 cup of diced red onion one large clove of garlic finely minced and about 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram with the quinoa and vegetable broth. I added the chopped broccoli during the last 5-7 minutes of the cooking so it didn't overcook. I had some raw cheddar curds that I grated and added at the end. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your quinoa before cooking to eliminate the bitterness. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2014
As written this was a little bland - but I thought it was an excellent base to add our favorite spices. I started by sautéing an onion and about a tbsp of minced garlic in olive oil. Then I added the quinoa broccoli and broth as directed (I used frozen broccoli). I served it with red pepper flakes which was great but next time I'll probably throw some cayenne in when I add the broth. Read More
(10)
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
I made this tonight for the first time and really enjoyed it. I added about 1/2 cup of diced red onion one large clove of garlic finely minced and about 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram with the quinoa and vegetable broth. I added the chopped broccoli during the last 5-7 minutes of the cooking so it didn't overcook. I had some raw cheddar curds that I grated and added at the end. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your quinoa before cooking to eliminate the bitterness. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
I made this tonight for the first time and really enjoyed it. I added about 1/2 cup of diced red onion one large clove of garlic finely minced and about 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram with the quinoa and vegetable broth. I added the chopped broccoli during the last 5-7 minutes of the cooking so it didn't overcook. I had some raw cheddar curds that I grated and added at the end. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your quinoa before cooking to eliminate the bitterness. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
I have been trying quinoa recipes and this is the best so far. You do have to cook it a little longer and maybe add more liquid but this is very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2013
A good recipe works well and taste good. Easy to prepare and cook. I needed to make no changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
Wow this was so simple and yet so good. My husband who is not the biggest quinoa fan I know said I could "make this as a side any time." Don't forget to rinse the quinoa first to remove the bitterness. I also had to cook the quinoa a bit longer and took the advice of some other reviewers and added the broccoli after 10 minutes of cooking. Also just added a tiny pinch of salt because I used a vegetable bouillon cube with water as a substitute for prepared vegetable broth. Definitely will be making this one again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
Delicious! So easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2014
As written this was a little bland - but I thought it was an excellent base to add our favorite spices. I started by sautéing an onion and about a tbsp of minced garlic in olive oil. Then I added the quinoa broccoli and broth as directed (I used frozen broccoli). I served it with red pepper flakes which was great but next time I'll probably throw some cayenne in when I add the broth. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2014
I added onion and garlic powder with the quinoa. Like altbarber I added the broccoli later. Used chicken instead of vegetable because that's what I had and added guyere sp? Cheese along with the cheddar. Wow. Oh and I doubled the recipe. Everybody loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2014
Very simple and it has good flavor. For a twist I put mixture in casserole dish and crumbled bacon and a more cheese on top and cooked for another 15 minutes. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2013
This is a great kid friendly quinoa recipe! We have made it several times and love it. One of my kids doesn't like broccoli but he loves this. It is a great quick meal with healthy ingredients. The only change I made was to use chicken broth instead of vegetable and I don't add any extra salt. I double the recipe for my family of 6 for the main dish. Read More
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