Quinoa with Mushrooms and Scallions

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Scallions

Recipes for quick and tasty side grain dishes are a great thing to have on hand to complement main courses, and this quinoa with mushrooms and scallions fits the bill on both counts. Quinoa is a wonderfully versatile grain that goes with almost any vegetable or seasoning, and it takes very little time to cook.


Quinoa with Mushrooms and ScallionsQuinoa with Mushrooms and Scallions
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Published on April 23, 2007

Simple delicious quinoa cooked with mushrooms and scallions

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown or yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 large mushrooms, diced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 scallion, cut into small rings
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Instructions:
  • Rinse the quinoa under cold running water. Soak in 2 cups of water overnight.

  • Drain the quinoa. If using vegetable stock, discard the soaking water — otherwise reserve. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop — less than 2 minutes — add the mushrooms, and ginger. Stir a few times and turn down the heat slightly. Add the scallion and stir for a minute.

  • Next add the quinoa and stir for a minute. Pour in the vegetable stock or reserved soaking water, add the salt, and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside, covered, for 15 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and serve.

Makes 4 servings

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