Here’s an easy side dish you’ll want to serve with every meal. The nutty quinoa melds with the earthy flavors of mushrooms and garlic to complement a host of main dishes. It’s a simple yet elegant side that will impress family and guests alike!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
Category:Sides & Sauces
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (optional)
In a large saucepan heat 2 cups water to boiling. Add quinoa and cook about 15 minutes, until quinoa has opened and water is absorbed; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.
Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.