Rating: 3.98 stars
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6

This simple vegan dish combines the distinctive, nutty flavor of quinoa with chard, mushrooms, and lentils. Try using rainbow chard for a colorful effect!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Mix in quinoa, lentils, and mushrooms. Pour in the broth. Cover, and cook 20 minutes.

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  • Remove the pot from heat. Shred chard, and gently mix into the pot. Cover, and allow to sit 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 36.6g; fat 4.7g; sodium 323.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2006
This is an excellent recipe. I didn't have any mushrooms so I used a can of tomatoes with basil and garlic. I also added dried lentils when the quinoa was added so I used a bit more water and the juice from the diced tomatoes. Some salt and pepper and seasoned to our taste. It was very filling and the vegetable broth gave it depth. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2007
I love quinoa but I found this recipe very bland even after adding oregano and basil as one other reviewer recommended. I don't think I would make it again. Read More
(8)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
This is an excellent recipe. I didn't have any mushrooms so I used a can of tomatoes with basil and garlic. I also added dried lentils when the quinoa was added so I used a bit more water and the juice from the diced tomatoes. Some salt and pepper and seasoned to our taste. It was very filling and the vegetable broth gave it depth. Will definitely make again. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
I always forget how flavorful vegetable stock can be. This recipe was delicious! I used dry lentils instead of canned and it was still good. You can can add more chard than the recipe says if you like the green stuff (I do!) Thanks for a great quinoa recipe! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
Love this recipe! Healthy tasty beautiful. I made a big batch of this (it makes alot) and had it for packing my lunch all week. Quinoa is a very low sodium wheat free non-gluten whole grain rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. Drizzle it with flax oil and some wheat free Tamari sauce - yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2006
This was pretty good but a little bit bland - I added 1 tsp each of dried basil and oregano omitted the mushrooms used a packet of frozen spinach instead of the chard and added 1 pound of wood roasted salmon - great complete meal for dinner. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
What a power meal! It was delicious. I made a few changes... I used 1 cup quinoa and 1 cup amaranth. I dry-roasted the grains in the pot first took them out and then started the recipe from saute-ing the onions and garlic. I used half veg. broth and half water with a dash of salt since we usually like our food with light flavor. I also used dried lentils as mentioned by the other users and it came out great! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
Tried this recipe a few months ago. It was my first experience with quinoa and I must say I was VERY impressed. Quinoa is now a staple food in my house. Simple satisfying and flavorful I've passed this on to everyone I know who cooks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
I just made this as written except I used dried lentils - I want to eat more chard (I'm growing it in my backyard) but I don't like it much - it was easy to eat in this recipe! I really liked it and will make it often. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2006
Very yummy! I did make a few little modifications though. 1st of all I didn't have quinoa so I used brown rice. I also used dry red lentils instead of canned. I threw in 3 bay leaves with the garlic and onion and left them in the pot to simmer with everything. I chopped up a tomato and added that. It was great (and healthy)! Will definetly make again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2007
Overall I really enjoyed this although it was a bit bland. I added some tomato sauce once it cooled down and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2007
I love quinoa but I found this recipe very bland even after adding oregano and basil as one other reviewer recommended. I don't think I would make it again. Read More
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