Creamy Quinoa Video

High protein quinoa is a great alternative to white rice and couscous. This easy side dish brings together the nutty flavor of quinoa and truffle oil. Melted Parmesan adds a rich, creamy texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 rib celery, minced
  • 2 sprigs thyme, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups white quinoa
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 qt low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint plus additional leaves for garnish
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp black or white truffle oil

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, thyme and garlic and cook until onion is softened.
  2. Add quinoa and stir for about 30 seconds. Add salt, black pepper, wine and vegetable broth and stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 to 20 minutes, or until half the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  4. Add peas, the chopped mint, Parmesan cheese and additional black pepper to taste, and cook, about 3 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  5. Add truffle oil and stir to combine. Garnish with additional mint leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
242
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    7g
    11%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    6mg
    2%
  • Sodium
    191mg
    8%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    11%
  • Dietary Fiber
    4g
    16%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    8g
    16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.