Adapted from a recipe I found in a store magazine. I had these today and they were yummy, not to mention healthy. Quinoa contains 5g of protein, 3g of fiber and only 1g of sugar per 1/4 cup and its also very low fat. Try it!
- 1⁄4 cup quinoa
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, caps and stems wiped clean
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, divided (or olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
- 1⁄3 cup chopped leek, white part
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons toasted and finely chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
- sea salt
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place quinoa in a bowl and fill with water swish around a few seconds. Let sit;.
- Separate mushroom caps from stems.
- Finely chop stems and measure out a generous 1/3 cup.
- Spray caps with olive oil spray inside and out. Set on baking sheet open side up
- Swish quinoa again and them drain in through a fine sieve strainer.
- Heat 1 tbs grape seed oil in a skillet over med-heat. Add leek, garlic and reserved mushroom stems, sautéing until fragrant. Stir in quinoa and broth. Bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat and simmer till liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 8-10 minute.
- Stir in lemon juice, walnuts and parsley.
- Season to taste with salt.
- With a teaspoon, pack stuffing inside mushroom caps, mounding high.
- Roast till hot and fork tender, about 10 minute
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
This is a very tasty recipe. The first time I made it, it did not come out so well. The quinoa was undercooked. I suggest using cooked quinoa by the directions on the package you buy it in and then mix all of the other ingredients together. The picture used on this recipe is not too appitizing. I suggest you take a new one and shape the filling as though it were ice cream on top of a cone. Besides those details the flavor is amazing. I love mushrooms, so this dish was a thumbs up. If you put the stuffing in smaller mushrooms you can use them as appitizers. My dad is a very picky eater, but just like me, he loves mushrooms, so he loved this recipe. I got him to eat quinoa! I am so glad that this is not only tasty, but also very healthy. Quinoa has all the same nutrients as meat, so it is the perfect substitution and vegetarian friendly. Of course I am not, but I always tell my vegetarian friends about the benefits of quinoa.
I'm not usually one to make mushrooms like this but did so for my other half who loved them! I did change 1 thing, though, since my vegetarian son & DIL were here for lunch ~ I used a vegetable broth instead of the chicken kind! Wouldn't mind making these again when we have company again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC]
Very interesting. DH gave it a 5, I gave it a 3. One of DH co-workers turned him onto Quinoa. This is easy to prepare and is good for you. It has 1.5 WW points. I didn't find it very flavorful but it was good. I will be making this again. Thanks LizAnn for posting.