Quinoa With Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 23 mins

From Cooking Light. Per serving: 495 calories, 15.7 g fat, 15.8 g protein, 73.8 g carb, 7.9 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the broth, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in quinoa.
  3. Cover and lower heat; simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  6. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over med-high heat.
  7. Add in leek; stir/saute 6 minutes or until wilted.
  8. Add in mushrooms, bell pepper, and wine; cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  9. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  10. Place 1 cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each with 1 1/4 cup vegetable mixture and 2 tablespoons walnuts.
Most Helpful

I wanted to like this I really did but I just couldn't. I found it very bland and I was very dissapointed as I had paid a lot for my Shitake muhrooms. I know this is a low fat recipe but some spices would liven it up. Not a keeper I'm afraid!

PinkCherryBlossom August 11, 2006

An elegant recipe, classic and mild. I added some red pepper for a little more pizzazz. This dish comes together quickly.

NoNaNori August 07, 2006