quinoa and spinach

Jul 15, 2009

I have made this dish for years and it is one of our favorites. I always make it for our annual Green Canyon potluck during Homeschool Week. I make it for lunch all the time and then my children eat it as leftovers the next few days. I get lots of requests for this recipe and just last night I promised two new friends I would post it here for them. I am somewhat mortified over how easy it is…y’all thought I was slaving over this gourmet dish and come to find out, it takes minutes!

Cook 3 cups dried quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) in 6 cups water. Bring to a boil, turn to low and cover. Do not lift lid, stir, or anything else…just let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat up 2 pkgs. frozen spinach. When it is hot, drain out the water and stir it into the cooked quinoa. Add in grated cheese or parmesan (we prefer the parmesan).


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  1. I never knew how to pronounce quinoa! Thank you for the lesson. :)

  2. Yum! And so easy! Thanks for posting it; I’ll definitely be making this!