Cheese Quinoa and Peas

    30 minutes

    This yummy and easy meal has quinoa, chicken stock, onion, garlic, peas, thyme, parsley and Romano cheese. It's quick and makes a great lunch or high fibre dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3/4 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the quinoa then cook 2 minutes until toasted. Pour in the chicken stock, onion, garlic, thyme and black pepper. Cover then let come to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the frozen peas. Recover, reduce heat to medium-low then continue simmering until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the chicken stock, 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Stir in half of the Romano cheese and the parsley until evenly mixed. Scoop the quinoa into a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining Romano cheese to serve.


    If you don't want to fork out the bucks for Romano cheese, Parmesan or tasty work just fine.

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    Sounds good and I want to try it. But it says nothing about rinsing the quinoa so that the bitter saponins are removed. (Some quinoa, sold in North America, is pre-rinsed, but some is not...) Let's be careful out there!  -  08 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this yesterday afternoon as a snack for my kids. It was delicious. My 18 month old gobbled it up. I would add more peas next time and not add them until the quinoa was almost cooked. I prefer my peas bright green and just barely cooked. I might also saute the onion and garlic in the butter while the quinoa was roasting, just to get more flavor from the garlic and onions. I thought this was very similar to risotto and might add shrimp next time to make it a full meal. Yummy!  -  18 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I'm a self admitted tinkerer. Can't leave a recipe alone- mine included. That being said, this recipe is fantastic and here's what I did (no disrespect to the author). I added 4 sprigs fresh thyme ('cuz I had it), 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp grnd coriander, cayenne pepper and a few more peas (1 cup). This was a side dish for Baked Falafel and was superb!  -  09 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)