"A delicious side dish that goes with just about anything." — XtinaU
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chopped fresh thyme
grated Pecorino Romano cheese (such as Locatelli®), divided
chopped fresh parsley
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!
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 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!
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.....
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!
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.
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.
So, I misread the recipe (didn't have on my glasses) and put the cheese in with the peas. So, I am rating on the flavor. I didn't rinse the quinoa first because I thought wet toasted quinoa sounded like a bad idea. The toasting gave it a richer nutty flavor. Thanks for the idea and I will use this technique again. I rated on the flavor since I messed up the cheese. Nice side dish!
* 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
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