Cremini Mushroom Quinoa


Cremini Mushroom QuinoaCremini Mushroom Quinoa-mealplan4me

You'll just love this Cremini Mushroom Quinoa Recipe!   The mushrooms bring a lot of flavor to the this dish. I specifically chose to use cremini mushrooms due to their strong flavor. You can also use the common white button mushrooms as a substitute if you are trying to save money or do not want too much of a "mushroomy" taste. Either way, this dish tastes great!

If you have never had quinoa you are probably wondering... What is Quinoa? If you are not familiar with quinoa, it is a seed, so they are very tiny in size. It is very light and fluffy in texture. They are usually found in specialty stores either in a box or in bulk bins. I usually purchase the ones in the bulk bins as they are more affordable.This cremini mushroom quinoa recipe is a great alternative to rice and pasta. It is a very basic dish that can be made any day of the week. It is served as a side dish along side most main course dishes.






You will need the following for this Cremini Mushroom Quinoa Recipe:

  • 1 C. Quinoa 
  • Cremini Mushrooms ( Thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Serve with beef, chicken, fish or pork dishes!


Preparation

To prepare this dish, start by thinly slicing the mushrooms and putting them aside. Then, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft. Lightly salt the mushrooms, then add the one cup of quinoa, along with 2 cups of water. Add more salt and pepper, then give it a quick stir. Bring to a boil, cover with the lid, then lower the heat and cook for about 20 minutes. Use a fork to fluff. Add chopped parsley (optional). Serve immediately.

*Quinoa is similar to rice in regards to how it is cooked. For example, for one cup of quinoa, you will need 2 cups of water and it cooks in about 20 minutes. Just like rice, don't touch it unit it is cooked and use a fork to fluff. The difference between rice and quinoa I found was the seasoning. I tend to add more salt as well as, other flavors by adding onions or mushrooms.


To Serve

Serve hot. This is a great side dish to meat dishes such as beef, lamb, chicken or pork. I usually serve this side dish with lamb chops or steaks!



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