Creamy Sweet Spice Quinoa

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This creamy vegetable quinoa dish is a combination of my Sweet Spice Soup recipe and cooked quinoa. I simply combined the leftovers of each and topped with cracked pepper and parmesan cheese for a new dish.

Quinoa is remarkably nutrient-rich and easy to prepare.  It boasts of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, flavanoids, protein, fiber, and is a great source of manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, and zinc.

Quinoa can be enjoyed as a grain and even ground into flour, as in my Quinoa Crepes recipe.

Quinoa is very easy to cook–even quicker than rice–boil 1 part rinsed quinoa to 2 parts water, simmer 15-20 minutes until soft and translucent, thenfluff with a fork.

You can’t beat the satisfaction of this comfort dish with the powerful nutrients, protein and fiber of the veggies and quinoa combined.

Creamy Sweet Spice Quinoa
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Creamy Sweet Spice Quinoa
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Quinoa
Sweet Spice Soup
Servings: servings
Instructions
Quinoa
  1. To cook Quinoa: Rinse 2 cups quinoa. Bring to boil in pot on stove 2 cups quinoa and 4 cups water. Reduce to simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, until soft and translucent and most of the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
Sweet Spice Soup
  1. To cook Sweet Spice Soup: Rinse and chop veggies into chunks approximately one inch or so. Put olive oil in wok or large pan over medium heat and sauté onions and garlic for a few minutes. Then add the other veggies and cook until soft. Throw all the veggies into a blender with just enough milk for a thick consistency, spices, and salt, and blend until smooth.Enjoy! *Preparing butternut squash is quite easy. Cut off ends, cut lengthwise, scoop seeds out, slice into eighths lengthwise and steam in steaming basket over 1 inch water in covered pan on stove unit soft, then peel. Or, cut into chunks, peel, and throw into wok or large pot with the other veggies. In this case, I steamed two butternut squash and stored the extra in the fridge for future use.
Put It All Together
  1. Combine 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa and 1 cup Sweet Spice Soup (also see Sweet Spice Soup recipe on our website drjohnday.com for instructions) Top with freshly ground pepper and parmesan cheese
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