Green Pea and Parmesan Quinoa

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 264
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
A quick and easy dish, Green Pea and Parmesan Quinoa is very flavourful and quite a healthy dinner option.  Light and fluffy, a perfect weeknight bowl of comfort food!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 cups green peas, thawed if using frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped (plus more for garnish)

Instructions

  • Add the quinoa, butter, salt, ground black pepper, and water to a sauce pan.  Stir to combine.  Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil.
  • Add the green peas.  Stir to combine.  Place a lid on the sauce pan and reduce the heat to simmer.  Allow the quinoa to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off heat.  Remove sauce pan from burner.  Fluff the quinoa and green peas with a fork.  
  • Add the parmesan cheese and parsley.  Continue to full with a fork to mix the cheese and parsley into the quinoa and peas.
  • Garnish and serve hot or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.6mg