Quinoa with Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms - 3 Guiding Stars
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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


  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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 460; Total Fat 17.5g (22% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 380mg (17% DV); Total Carbohydrate 62g (23% DV); Dietary Fiber 10.5g (36% DV); Total Sugars 8g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 15g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 35% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Manganese 100% DV; Copper 90% DV; Vitamin C 90% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/quinoa-with-leeks-shiitake-mushrooms/
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