Green Pea and Parmesan Quinoa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
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!
- 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)
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.
Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13.3% | Vitamin C: 20.6% | Calcium: 10.6% | Iron: 14.7%