Feb 15, 2009

Quinoa Risotto






Combining cooked quinoa and some leftover homemade sauce like filetto di pomodoro you can make a quick, easy meal in minutes. This risotto uses quinoa in place of rice and is delicious! Much quicker to make than traditional risotto and loaded with protein, minerals and amino acids.




Quinoa Risotto
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 cup  • Old pts: 5 • Weight Watcher Points+: 7 pt
Calories: 284 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 47 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 11 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 459 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 5 mg

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup pecorino romano or locetelli
  • 1 cup homemade sauce
  • 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
Directions:
In a medium sauce pan, heat sauce and chicken stock. Combine with cooked quinoa and grated cheese and mix well. Top with extra cheese if desired.

21 comments :

  1. Oh YUM!!!!!! I KNOW I would like this!

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  2. I am so going to try this. We are becoming flexitarians, reducing the amt of animal protein we are consuming, and I understand this is a complete protein.

    Thanks for both of the quinoa recipes!

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  3. I love using quinoa in place of other grains. I've made something similar to this dish using chicken and it was amazing.

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  4. Gina Oh that looks so good thanks for sharing.

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  5. Sounds like a great recipe. I found your blog from Lori at Recipe Girl and being a WW I am so excited. I am involved in a weight loss challenge with a bunch of quilter bloggers and I plan to link your blog in my next post!! Great to find you

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  6. I so love quinoa! Ive never tried it in risotto - thanks for the inspiration! I am always looking for new ways to use it!

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  7. MMM! I have just made this for the 2nd time tonight. Absolutely delicious ;) As I didn't have any homemade sauce, I just used canned tomato sauce and added spices! It was super good. I also added shrimp to it to get some protein. Thank you Gina for the lovely recipe!

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  8. You're welcome Carolynne, tastes like Pastina to me!

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  9. I have a question! :) I've never made quinoa before. Does it double in size like rice? So would 4 cups of cooked quinoa really be 2C uncooked? I just want to make sure I cook up the right amount for this recipe! Thanks!

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  10. Yes, it might even triple in size. When I have extra, I use it in other dishes or add it to my soup.

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  11. This is delicious...my 7 year old son loved it too! Do you have the specific nutritional information so I can calculate the new WW "points plus"? If not, no problem...I will continue to make this!

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    1. all the points are already in the recipes. right above the ingredients.. 7 pts for an 8 oz serving.

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  12. Can you also give the calorie break down for this dish? Thank you!

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  13. Would love the calorie count for this!

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  14. I would love to have the calorie information for this - thanks!

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  15. I would love to make this..just need the cal count! :)

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  16. Can't you figure out the calorie counts on your own? Last time I checked, most foods have the calories listed on the package...once you have that info, it's not difficult to add and divide. Gina's great enough to come up with these awesome recipes, photograph them, and do the WW points calculations. Don't be so lazy.

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  17. what type of quinoa are you using? I know there are different varities.

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  18. This was so good - I overdid the sauce to quinoa recipe, but it was fantastic.

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  19. This was really delicious. I used Classico pasta sauce, which tasted great. I also made half the recipe because there are only three of us.

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  20. I recently gave up eating meat and have been making a lot of yummy veg recipes. I love your site and have for years...im enjoying trying vegetarian recipes i've skipped over in the past. I made this last night and mixed in broccoli and asparagus....so delicious! my husband couldn't get enough of it. Thanks Gina...another great recipe!

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