Friday, April 15, 2011

Quinoa Risotto

Quinoa Risotto is a creamy and scrumptious side dish. It's healthy and quick and has a taste you'll love. Adding a bit of tomato sauce and cheese gives it a Risotto like consistency. With just 3 ingredients this can be made in just minutes and has Perfect Every Time results.

I typically make a few cups of quinoa in the beginning of the week so I can use it as a bed for my chicken with sauce dishes or plain as a simple and healthy side. Quinoa is packed with protein and whole grain. It's a great alternative to white rice.

You'll need:

1 cup raw quinoa cooked in 2 cups water
1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup grated cheese, I used Pecorino Romano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook quinoa according to directions in 2 cues of water. Once cooked add sauce, cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve.

Serves 4 as a side


  1. Just made this--my first time eating quinoa! Great side...thanks!

  2. glad you liked it. Quinoa is a super nutritious grain. Has lots of healthy benefits. Try my medditeranian quinoa. Bet you'll like that too


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