I've been experimenting with quinoa and vegetarian cooking. Came up with this last night and it was delicious! I wanted to save the recipe here and share it with others. I topped mine with some chopped avocado and chia seeds for extra health benefits.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
31 mins
5 mins
56 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, and mushrooms; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Pour broth into the pot; bring to a boil. Add quinoa, soy sauce, and ginger. Reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is mostly tender, about 17 minutes. Add baby kale; cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until quinoa absorbs remaining cooking liquid, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute baby spinach for the baby kale if desired.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 6.5g; sodium 372.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
substituted Chicken broth, and added Extra garlic. Yummy! Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
This was surprisingly good. I LOVE one pan meals.i debated at first on making this as I thought the ingredients were odd...carrots and the mushrooms to me doesn't work. In the end it tasted good. I added some Italian seasonings when cooking the vegetables. It could benefit from more soya sauce and additional seasonings..but overall good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tasty! This dish made a satisfying meal. Made as written. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good made as directed. Added a smidge more ginger. Will definitely make again. Easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Even my kids liked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
substituted Chicken broth, and added Extra garlic. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow. Wow. When I saw this recipe, I was doubtful. How could a recipe with so few ingredients, spices, and reviews be any good? Especially with the particuarly combo with the carrots, mushrooms, and quinoa I did not think it would be my dish. However, it turned out to be a very simple, but tasty dish. It was a great dish to have for lunch leftovers for multiple days. Highly recommend and highly recommend keeping it simple. Added to my top recipes. Not as fancy or flavorful as those dishes, but the simplicity and comfort of the dish makes it a great everyday, filling, lunch. Read More