Mushrooms are one of those ingredients that I absolutely love but often find myself at a loss when it comes to using them in my cooking.
I can't tell you how many times I've thrown away a half used box of mushrooms…
I think it's probably because they have such a unique taste. Mushrooms don't just go with everything. Their flavor (and texture for that matter) need to be considered when you're coming up with a dish.
This recipe was born out of a few things…
- I had half a box sitting in my fridge about to go bad
- I wanted to come up with a recipe that was so simple that I'd never have to waste my mushrooms again.
Which, I'm happy to report, is what we have right here. A super easy, super simple, super quick way to use mushrooms and create a nutritious and delicious meal. I give you: my 10-minute garlic + herb mushroom quinoa!
I'm not kidding you, it only takes 10 minutes to put this dish together. As long as you have cooked quinoa, which I recommend you always keep in the fridge, this is perhaps one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make. you just need to saute the mushrooms with some garlic and shallots, add in your quinoa, season with salt and pepper and then finish off with some fresh herbs and you're done. D-O-N-E.
Now I will say, I don't think this would be filling enough to stand as it's own meal, but it goes great as a side. If you do want to bulk it up a little bit, I think it would be fabulous with some chickpeas or even grilled chicken (or shrimp).
Because the flavor are kind of mellow, feel free to get creative when it comes to any add-ins. The point is really that now we have a way to use up our mushrooms and also have a go-to dish when we have absolutely zero time or desire to cook.
Everyone has 10 minutes, right?
Do you have ingredients that you seem to always be tossing? I'd love to come up with a quick and easy recipe for you to use them up! Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups mushrooms, sliced thin (any variety)
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- Salt + pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallot and garlic and sauté until mushrooms have softened and are starting to brown, about 3 – 5 minutes.
- Add quinoa and cook until heated through, another 1 – 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 107kcal Calories from fat 32|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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