Quinoa Risotto with Arugula & Parmesan

Number of Servings: 6 (158g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Quinoa Risotto with Arugula and Parmesan

Who said risotto was limited to just rice? We use quinoa here, but all the other usual suspects are present: onion, garlic, broth, and parmesan. Some arugula, mushrooms, and a carrot add some nutrients, flavor, and texture to the mix to round out this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2¼ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups chopped arugula
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ½ cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent (4-5 minutes). Add the garlic and quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted (1-2 minutes).
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the quinoa is almost tender (10-12 minutes). The mixture will still be quite soupy.
  3. Stir in the arugula, carrot, and mushrooms and simmer until the quinoa grains have turned from white to translucent (2-4 minutes)
  4. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 158g

Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 67mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 255mg 6%
Vitamin A 125.2mcg 15%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 2%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 8%
Vitamin K 10.2mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.1mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 10%
Niacin 1.8mg 10%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 63.3mcg 16%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 2%
Biotin 0.5mcg 2%
Chloride 63.4mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 8%
Phosphorus 167.5mg 15%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 63.7mg 15%
Zinc 1.2mg 10%
Selenium 4mcg 8%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.1mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Whole Grain Quinoa, Carrots, Onion, Arugula, Shiitake Mushroom, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper.

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