Creamy Coconut Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup chopped raw mushrooms
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups raw spinach
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • Lime, for squeeze over

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa , adding one clove of the garlic to the mixture.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Remember to remove quinoa from heat after cooking for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped mushrooms to the pan and stir together, coating. Season with fresh sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Allow the mushrooms to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and softer.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add in the garlic and stir with the mushrooms, for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the spinach and the coconut milk to the mushroom mixture and stir. Cover with the lid and allow to cook for another 3 minutes until spinach becomes wilted. Remove lid and stir to combine everything. Season with more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
  7. Add the quinoa to the pan and stir everything together until combined.
  8. Serve immediately with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the top. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  1. 1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. 2. You can add even more spinach and mushroom if you so desire to the dish. I used baby bella mushrooms, but you can use any variation that you want, bearing in mind a possible change in cook time.
  2. HOW TO STORE QUINOA After the dish has cooled completely, transfer to a air-tight tupperware container. Place in the fridge and store for 3-4 days.
  3. HOW TO FREEZE QUINOA If freezing, store as above, and then place in the freezer, or in a freezer friendly zipper plastic bag. Remove from the freezer when needed reheat in a heated pan until thawed.
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