Quinoa with Peas and Onion Recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir into cooked quinoa. Add the peas, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.
2/3 cup: 174 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Quinoa with Peas and Onion
"Made this with red quinoa. Would make a lovely Christmas dish. Very tasty!"
"I've tried several quinoa recipes lately and had almost given up on the grain. While this one tasted a lot like peas, it's mildness and versatility did renew my hope for quinoa."
"I didn't even add the nuts and it was very good. I will make again and try adding other things."
"I also added some shredded carrots."
"This was the first time I tried quinoa, so I didnt know what to expect. It turned out very good, but I did have to add some seasoning salt. I will definetly make it again:)"
"Have prepared this quinoa dish a few times and find it very tasty. Made half the recipe and reduced the salt to 1/8 tsp. Replaced the walnuts w/ toasted pine nuts. Yum, yum, it's even good cold."
"Simple, healthy, easy! I'll make this often."
"This is my first time having quinoa and it is fantastic! This is a perfect and easy recipe when you need to cook up a quick sidedish, it's light, healthy and has a wonderful nutty taste! I will definately be making this again:)"
"My family loves this recipe. It is has a simple flavor. It doesn't overpower anything else on the plate. It is a perfect side dish. I also use chicken broth instead of water which really adds to the flavor. T It is excellent the next day which is good because we love leftovers."
"This had no taste at all. Very bland - even after I added Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese."
"Made this with the Walnut Ginger Salmon, as well. I thought it was a nice combo. I'm always on the lookout for quinoa recipes. I let my onions get a tad brown and that added to the flavor. I also think chicken broth would be a good idea, but I did like it as is, nice and simple."
"Yes, I would definitely make this recipe again. I have fought my high blood pressure for many years, until I started eating Quinoa."
"Quick and easy. I served it with the walnut ginger salmon (also on this site), and it complemented the fish very well. This was my first try at quinoa, and it's made me a fan."
"I didn't think this recipe had any flavor other than the green peas. Would not make again."
"so glad i found the recipe. Had just purchased some quinia and was not sure how to fix it...This recipe was excellent and easy. I would definately make it again"
"This was so quick and easy to make and it was delicious!"