I made this dish both vegetarian for me and then I added some sweet turkey sausage for my husband. In both cases, it was delicious. Quinoa is a perfect high protein alternative to rice and pasta. It is actually a seed and not a grain, even though it has a similar texture to grains. This is the perfect, fall, comfort food. Typically, most comfort foods are laden with fat and calories. Nope, not this one.
Mushroom and Squash Quinoa Risotto
- 1 cup quinoa rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth can also use chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon butter**
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 onion minced
- 2 cups butternut squash diced
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon oregano dried
- 1/2 teaspoon marjoram dried
- 1/2 teaspoon sage dried
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese can also use Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound sweet turkey sausage cooked and sliced* optional
Place quinoa and broth into a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low, simmer for 15-20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile while quinoa is cooking, place butter, garlic and onions into large skillet. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes until onions are translucent. Add squash and let cook for 10 minutes or until squash softens.
Add mushrooms and seasonings, stir to combine. pour in the white wine and mix again. Let cook for a few minutes until all the wine is absorbed. Add cooked quinoa to skillet and thoroughly combine.
If desired, add asiago cheese and sliced sausage in and mix well. Serve immediately and enjoy
** I used a tablespoon of butter in this recipe because I thought it added richness to the vegetables. You can also make with olive or grapeseed oil as well.
Serving Size 1/5 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 43
Total Fat 4.8g
Saturated Fat 1.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 30.7g
Dietary Fiber 4.1g
*Nutritional information provided by www.caloriecount.com and is not 100% guaranteed accurate
I just love quinoa so much. I always use Bob’s Red Mill. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!