Heart Healthy Quinoa Risotto Recipe
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and quinoa and cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the quinoa is al dente, about 12 minutes. Stir in the spinach, carrot, peas and mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes, or until the quinoa is translucent.
Stir in the Parmesan and season with black pepper. Serve immediately.
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About This Healthy Recipe
This rice free Risotto recipe is the perfect gluten-free side dish. Made with quinoa in lieu of rice, this recipe packs all of the flavor without the grains or the calories. In fact, this healthy side dish contains just 176 calories per serving, so you can be sure to enjoy guilt free. While this recipe is low in calories it is high in protein. Containing 9g plant based protein per serving, this risotto is a perfect option for those following a vegan and or vegetarian diet. Even better, this recipe is a great option for those currently facing dietary restrictions. Low in both saturated fat (1g) and carbohydrates (25g) this recipe may be a great option for those following a heart healthy and or diabetic friendly diet. No matter what the occasion, this quinoa risotto is sure to satisfy. Enjoy!