You may be saying, “What the heck is Quinoa?”  [KEENwah]

Have no fear of the food with the weird name!!  It’s super satisfying and really good for you!  It’s gluten-free and loaded with iron, magnesium, fiber and protein, making it a vegetarian’s best friend. Quinoa can be found just about anywhere now, look for it in the rice isle.

This is a really yummy recipe that makes a great side dish to meat or a great main dish for us veggies!  You can really use quinoa in lots of recipes, anywhere where you would use rice, orzo, or couscous.

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Spinach

Serves 4

What you’ll need:

1 cup of uncooked quinoa (prepared with vegetable stock according to the directions on the package)

6 oz. of crimini mushrooms

1/2 medium onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 handfuls of fresh spinach, sliced

6 or so leaves of basil, sliced

What you’ll do:

While the quinoa is cooking, saute all the ingredients except the basil in a small pan with some olive oil.  When the quinoa is done, toss with the mushroom mix and stir in the basil.

That’s it!!  Could it be any easier??  So yummy too!  I like it served warm.  Give it a try!