Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa

Quinoa has been an obsession for me lately. I really enjoy its taste and I try to find any opportunity to add it in my recipes (savoury & sweet as well). This recipe is inspired by a traditional greek dish called “spanakorizo” (spinach and rice). The day that I decided to make it I had some leftover mushrooms that I didn’t want to go to waste so I added them as well. It turned out to be a really tasty dish and also extremely healthy, as it is packed with fiber and a lot of nutrients.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and please if you do make it let me know what you think of it!!!!

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small white onion (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • Fresh thyme
  • 200 gr. white mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 250 gr. quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1-litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • 400 gr. spinach
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • A little lemon zest
  • Salt / Pepper (to taste)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium – high heat
  2. Add the white onion, garlic and fresh thyme and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Next add the mushrooms and the green onions and continue to saute for a few more minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften,
  4. Add the quinoa and give it a stir, just enough to coat it with the olive oil.
  5. Add the wine and let it evaporate
  6.  Then, add the stock, bring it to a boil and lower the heat.
  7. Let it simer for about 15 – 20 minutes (or until you see the quinoa nearly done).
  8. Finally, add the fresh spinach, the lemon juice and the lemon zest and stir it until the spinach has wilted.
  9. Season with salt & pepper according to your taste and of course…

                                                                                                                                        … Enjoy!!!!