Garlic and Mushroom Quinoa

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Okay, so second post in 2 days is about garlic… I’m thinking I may have a problem.  Do they have Garlic Lovers Anonymous?  This was a meal a couple weeks back and it was our foray into a healthier spin on dinner.  As a rule, we’re not incredibly health conscious in our house, aside from eating a balanced meal.  I kept seeing all these pins on Pinterest about quinoa… I was thinking, “What is it?  What does it taste like?” and lastly, “How in the name of all things holy do you pronounce it?!”.  And no, I still have absolutely NO clue how to pronounce it… so no laughing!  Anyway, back to the recipe lol… simple ingredients and a quick cooking time paired with amazing flavors equal one great dish!!  For those so inclined, if you leave out the parmesan cheese, I believe it would be a vegan dish as well 🙂

It made me feel good to put a healthy meal on the table that everyone enjoyed (even the picky kiddos lol).  Quinoa (seriously, how do you say it??!) is a bit on the expensive side… but a little goes a long way.  The one cup that you cook for this recipe seemed to yield around 3 cups or so (I didn’t actually measure it).  I see a few more quinoa recipes in our dinner future!!

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

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Garlic and Mushroom Quinoa
6 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
1 cup quinoa 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb cremini mushrooms thinly sliced 5 cloves garlic minced 1/2 tsp dried thyme 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese grated salt and pepper to taste
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil 2 cups of water (or vegetable or chicken stock/broth), in a large saucepan. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside when finished.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add mushrooms, thyme, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 3-4 minutes, until they are tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, stir in cooked quinoa. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Recipe Notes

To make this a vegan dish, simply omit the Parmesan cheese, and use water to cook the quinoa.

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5 comments on “Garlic and Mushroom Quinoa”

  1. mmmmmm sounds VERY good… oh, and by the way, it’s pronounced kind of like Key-no-ahh… but the no-ah part really fast… kind of like key-noahhh

    • Thank you Melly!! I was actually just thinking about this recipe and saying that I need to re-photograph this dish, because we make it all the time, but I haven’t pulled my camera out in good lighting 🙂 Thanks for the tip about the pronunciation!

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  3. Thank you, we were very pleasantly surprised!

  4. My first experience with quinoa (quinoa burgers?!) was not a good one… but this looks very tasty.