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Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

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"The classic Cheddar cheese and broccoli combo served in quinoa."

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Directions

  1. Combine broccoli, broth, and quinoa in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook at a simmer until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir Cheddar cheese into the quinoa, replace the lid, and set aside until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2013

I have been trying quinoa recipes and this is the best so far. You do have to cook it a little longer and maybe add more liquid but this is very good.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2012

This was my first time using quinoa and I had a hard time getting past the texture. The overall recipe taste was good but the quinoa was a little weird.

 

77 Ratings

Feb 08, 2013

A good recipe works well and taste good. Easy to prepare and cook. I needed to make no changes.

 
May 22, 2013

I made this tonight for the first time and really enjoyed it. I added about 1/2 cup of diced red onion, one large clove of garlic, finely minced and about 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram with the quinoa and vegetable broth. I added the chopped broccoli during the last 5-7 minutes of the cooking so it didn't overcook. I had some raw, cheddar curds that I grated and added at the end. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your quinoa before cooking to eliminate the bitterness. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

 
Apr 14, 2013

Delicious! So easy to make!

 
Oct 17, 2013

Wow, this was so simple and yet so good. My husband who is not the biggest quinoa fan I know said I could "make this as a side any time." Don't forget to rinse the quinoa first to remove the bitterness. I also had to cook the quinoa a bit longer, and took the advice of some other reviewers and added the broccoli after 10 minutes of cooking. Also just added a tiny pinch of salt because I used a vegetable bouillon cube with water as a substitute for prepared vegetable broth. Definitely will be making this one again and again!

 
Jun 27, 2013

This is a great kid friendly quinoa recipe! We have made it several times and love it. One of my kids doesn't like broccoli but he loves this. It is a great quick meal with healthy ingredients. The only change I made was to use chicken broth instead of vegetable and I don't add any extra salt. I double the recipe for my family of 6 for the main dish.

 
Jan 15, 2014

It's simple math. Quinoa = delicious. Broccoli + cheese = delicious. All 3 combined = extra delicious. This was my first time cooking Quinoa on my own, and I'm very happy with the results! You can add whatever extra spices you like, I think this recipe is very versatile.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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