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Quinoa with Peas and Onion


  • 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 large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add peas; cook and stir until heated through. Stir in the cooked quinoa, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

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.


Average Rating:
  • Tomcatlover
    Jun 1, 2019
    Made quinoa in rice cooker
  • Feb 7, 2016

    Made this with red quinoa. Would make a lovely Christmas dish. Very tasty!

  • peacharmadillo
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.

  • elaineae
    Jan 1, 2013

    I didn't even add the nuts and it was very good. I will make again and try adding other things.

  • pastiepie
    Feb 5, 2012

    I also added some shredded carrots.

  • michelletheprincess
    Jan 18, 2012

    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:)

  • parksville
    Jul 19, 2011

    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.

  • joedebfry
    Jul 3, 2011

    Simple, healthy, easy! I'll make this often.

  • Pina1551
    May 17, 2011

    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:)

  • twhite67
    Apr 17, 2011

    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.

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