Monday, February 06, 2006


I could not wait to come here and post today’s recipe after we had lunch today. Creamy Quinoa Primavera was simply delicious! Seriously, it was one of the best dishes I had lately! So yummy, creamy and full of flavors!
Since I discovered quinoa last year I have been collecting (and trying) a few recipe here and there, and each time I eat quinoa I like it even more! It is a very nutritious grain, full of protein and some fiber as well. It has a yummy nutty flavor, which I really like.
Today’s dish was by far the best quinoa recipe I have had, a great combination of flavors between the quinoa and the veggies; it was creamy and cheesy (“risotto-like”), really, really good! Plus, Matheus loved it too and we polished off the half recipe I made!
I got this recipe from the Cooking Light Bulletin Boards; “Valchemist” posted it. Thanks Val!
If you like quinoa then give this recipe a try! I loved it and will definitely be making it again, and again…


Creamy Quinoa Primavera
1 1/2 c quinoa -- uncooked
3 c chicken broth
2 ozs reduced-fat cream cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil -- or 1 tsp dried
2 tsps butter
2 garlic cloves -- finely chopped
5 c thinly-sliced or bite sized pieces of
assorted veggies -- such as asparagus, broccoli, carrots, zucchini
2 tbsps grated romano cheese

Rinse Quinoa thoroughly and drain. Heat quinoa and broth to boiling in 2-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until the broth is absorbed. Stir in cream cheese and basil. Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic about 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in vegetables. Cook about 2 minutes, sitirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Toss vegetables and quinoa mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Yield: 6 servings
Source: "Betty Crocker's Healthy Home Cooking"


Anonymous said...

Hum,Hum..I finally got to see this: Never had Quinoa before but for the looks I definitely gotta try!!:)) It already excited my taste buds..Thanks for the recipe!! :)) I'll look for quinoa on the weekend..:))

Anonymous said...

eh por isso q digo q sou uma criançona..... amei os cupcakes! ahhahaha!!!!
mto legais as fotinhos hermana!
Espero q o pequeno esteja melhor!!!!!
Amo vc!

Anonymous said...

oi ana!!
td bom??gostei mtu dos bolinhos divertidos viu!!ehehheehe acho q esse dom d fazer coisas gostosas esta na familia pq sua irma fez um bolo delicioso hj!!soh num comi mais pra num passa vergonha hehehe!!!
espero q esteja td bem ai!!

Akemi said...

Oi Ana! Tudo bem? Tambem faço parte do Beltrano e acho que já nos trombamos em alguns tópicos de lá. Muito legal seu blog, adorei! Fiquei curiosíssima com essse quinoa, que viria a ser?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for posting. I, too, am in love with quinoa and always on the hunt for interesting ways to prepare it. Can't wait to try this... :)

Valentina said...

Ana, I find quinoa really good and I love the recipe you posted.I'm going to experiment with your recipe.