Quinoa with Peas and Onion Recipe
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 cups water
- 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 quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- 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."
"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."