Quinoa with Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms

Number of Servings: 4 (460g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Quinoa with Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms

Leeks and shiitake mushrooms team up to bring an earthy, complex flavor to this easy-yet-elegant quinoa dish. Serve it at your next dinner party to provide a vegan side that will wow and sustain all your guests.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups thinly sliced leek
  • 8 oz. thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1½ cups chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Combine broth, water, and half of the salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed (15 minutes).
  2. Stir in parsley and half of the oil. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  3. Heat remaining half of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek and sauté until wilted (5-6 minutes).
  4. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and wine. Cook until vegetables are tender (5-8 minutes).
  5. Stir in pepper and remaining half of the salt.
  6. Top quinoa with vegetable mixture and walnuts to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 460g

Amount per serving
Calories 460
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 36%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 0%
Calcium 106.6mg 8%
Iron 5.5mg 35%
Potassium 875mg 20%
Vitamin A 186.8mcg 20%
Vitamin C 83.3mg 90%
Vitamin E 3.7mg 25%
Vitamin K 83mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 6.7mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 212.4mcg 53%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3.7mcg 15%
Chloride 57.2mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.6mg 40%
Phosphorus 447.3mg 35%
Iodine 1.9mcg 2%
Magnesium 188.6mg 45%
Zinc 3.3mg 25%
Selenium 10.5mcg 20%
Copper 0.8mg 90%
Manganese 2.4mg 100%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 10.5mcg 20%

* 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), Leeks, Whole Grain Quinoa, Water, Shiitake Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, White Wine, Walnuts, Olive Oil, Parsley, Salt, Black Pepper.

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