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.
- 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
- 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).
- Stir in parsley and half of the oil. Remove from heat and keep warm.
- Heat remaining half of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek and sauté until wilted (5-6 minutes).
- Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and wine. Cook until vegetables are tender (5-8 minutes).
- Stir in pepper and remaining half of the salt.
- Top quinoa with vegetable mixture and walnuts to serve.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17.5g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 9.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Total Carbohydrate 62g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 10.5g||36%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 9g|
|Vitamin D 0.3mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 186.8mcg||20%|
|Vitamin C 83.3mg||90%|
|Vitamin E 3.7mg||25%|
|Vitamin K 83mcg||70%|
|Vitamin B6 0.8mg||45%|
|Vitamin B12 0mcg||0%|
* 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.
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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