QUINOA WITH MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS

I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately.  Today it’s quinoa with mushrooms and scallions.  The woodsy flavor of the mushrooms and the mildly pungent kick of the scallions are a great taste combination.  Saute the mushrooms until they are a lovely golden brown, add the scallions and a bit of garlic and your kitchen will smell delicious.  When the mushrooms are ready, toss with the quinoa, add some walnuts and a bit of salty feta and you’ve got a great salad.

QUINOA WITH MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 buillion cube
  4. 3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms – about 15 medium sized mushrooms.
  5. 6 to 8 scallions – chopped
  6. 3 garlic cloves – minced
  7. 4 twists from a pepper mill.
  8. 1/3 cup (1 large handful of walnuts)
  9. 1/3 cup diced or crumbled feta
  10. 2 tbs minced parsley
  11. 3 tbs olive oil
  12. 1/2 lemon – squeezed

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Rinse and cook quinoa as per package instructions. It’s usually a ratio of 1 cup of dried quinoa to 2 cups of water. Add a buillion cube to the water.
  • When quinoa is done – turn out on to a baking sheet to cool.
  • Heat a sauté pan over high heat – add 1 tbs of olive oil and then the sliced mushrooms. Let brown.
  • Once the mushrooms are brown, add scallions, garlic and pepper. Sauté, stirring for a minute or two until the scallions have wilted.