Recipe by XtinaU
"A delicious side dish that goes with just about anything."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
chopped fresh thyme
grated Pecorino Romano cheese (such as Locatelli®), divided
chopped fresh parsley
I made this yesterday afternoon as a snack for my kids. It was delicious. My 18 month old gobbled it up. I would add more peas next time and not add them until the quinoa was almost cooked. I prefer my peas bright green and just barely cooked. I might also saute the onion and garlic in the butter while the quinoa was roasting, just to get more flavor from the garlic and onions. I thought this was very similar to risotto and might add shrimp next time to make it a full meal. Yummy!
Sounds good and I want to try it. But it says nothing about rinsing the quinoa so that the bitter saponins are removed. (Some quinoa, sold in North America, is pre-rinsed, but some is not...) Let's be careful out there!
I'm a self admitted tinkerer. Can't leave a recipe alone- mine included. That being said, this recipe is fantastic and here's what I did (no disrespect to the author). I added 4 sprigs fresh thyme ('cuz I had it), 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp grnd coriander, cayenne pepper and a few more peas (1 cup). This was a side dish for Baked Falafel and was superb!
Wonderful side dish! I followed the instructions exactly except I used chicken stock-I think it adds more flavor and used a shallot for milder onion flavor. My whole family loved it-they are pretty picky too. Next time I'll add more peas.....
This is an awesome quinoa recipe. Cooking the quinoa with the onion and spices really ups the flavor. I always cook quinoa with chicken broth but this recipe is even better! I love, love, LOVE it. Just don't add the peas as early as it says unless you like overcooked, mushy peas. Maybe throw them in the last 5 minutes. I make this all the time and my family loves it.
Love this dish!
I made this for a potluck feast and it was a huge hit. Next time I make it tho, I will cut the cheese in half. It was very salty, so that may have been from the veggie broth, but the cheese was a little too strong for me. I added more quinoa that was cooked in plain water to balance it out and that did the trick.
The next day for lunch, we fried some up in a pan with an egg, and put sliced tomatoes on top for a great brunch. Also, it's good in a tortilla with chopped tomatoes and cucumber on it. This is such a versatile "comfort food" combination. Thanks!
I am new to Quinoa, tried it once and did not like it. But this was great. I made a few changes: added sauted mushrooms and substituded canned asparagus for the peas. I did not have the parmesian cheese called for so I substituded Kraft parmesian cheese. It was wonderful. Will definately cook again. Thank you for this receipe.
This is my favorite quinoa dish now! I made the changes suggested by another review and added 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, more thyme and it was excellent. This is definitely going in my recipe book!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quinoa with Peas
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 157
** Calories from Fat: 43
Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.
Complete the meal with your favorite holiday side dishes.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!
A quick, simple, sensational side dish that’s out of the ordinary.
Here’s a simple veggie and quinoa side that’s perfect for the holiday season.
Watch how to make this classic Southern New Year’s Day specialty.