Quinoa with Asparagus, Shiitake, Mushrooms and Veggie Tenders Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quinoa with Asparagus, Shiitake, Mushrooms and Veggie Tenders Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Quinoa with Asparagus, Shiitake, Mushrooms and Veggie Tenders

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"Dinner is near at hand with quick-cooking quinoa. It's delicious with mushrooms, asparagus, veggie tenders and a hint of lemon."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    17 mins

    22 mins


  1. Rinse quinoa with water; drain. Set aside.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet or pot with a lid, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in quinoa and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12 minutes. (Do not lift lid or stir while cooking.)
  4. Cut asparagus into 3 pieces each. Stir asparagus, veggie tenders and lemon rind into quinoa. Cook for about 3 minutes, until heated through.
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  • Quinoa has a natural protective coating called 'saponin' that must be rinsed off before cooking as it can give a bitter taste. As it cooks, the quinoa germ separates from the kernel creating tiny white rings. This is a sign that it is fully cooked.
  • Variation: When ready to serve, stir in 1/4 cup (50 mL) toasted walnut pieces or toasted almonds.

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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 439 mg
  • 18%

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

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