Spinach and Mushroom Creamy Quinoa (vegetarian) / Kremasta kvinoja sa špinatom i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

I’ve promised more quinoa recipes, ever since my grand discovery of quinoa a few weeks back, and lo and behold, I am here to deliver. This dish is very scrumptious, but is loaded with plenty of healthy things for a good measure. It also comes together super fast.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.14 EUR / 4.55 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

250 grams Portobello mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 cup quinoa (2.00 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

2 cups frozen leafy spinach (0.47 EUR)

½ cup sour cream (0.27 EUR)

½ cup shredded cheese (0.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and dice onion and thinly slice the mushrooms. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander under a running water and set aside. Add the oil to a large pot on high heat and saute onion until slightly translucent. Throw in butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper and give a good stir. Cook for a few minutes, until the mushrooms cooks down a bit.

Now add in rinsed quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes stir in frozen spinach and simmer for additional five minutes, so the spinach thaws. Stir in sour cream and shredded cheese and serve immediately.

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Kada sam pred nekoliko tjedana doživjela epohalno otkriće kvinoje, obećala sam vam još recepata. Ta-da, evo ga kako sam i najavila! Ovo jelo je jako bogato i ukusno, ali također ima i dovoljno zdravih sastojaka za dobru mjeru, te se osim toga i veoma brzo priprema.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,49 kn po porciji / 33,96 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g šampinjona (7,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

1 šalica sirove kvinoje (15,00 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

2 šalice smrznutog špinata u listovima (3,50 kn)

½ šalice kiselog vrhnja (2,00 kn)

½ šalice ribanog sira (2,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i fino nasjeckajte luk te tanko narežite gljive. Isperite kvinoju u finoj cjediljci pod tekućom vodom i stavite na stranu. Ulje stavite u veći lonac na jakoj vatri, te dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte maslac, gljive, sol i papar i sve dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte nekoliko minuta, dok se gljive malo ne iskuhaju.

Sada ubacite ispranu kvinoju i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15 minuta. Nakon 15 minuta umiješajte i smrznuti špinat, te krčkajte još pet minuta da se špinat odmrzne. Za kraj umiješajte kiselo vrhnje i sir, te odmah poslužite.

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Spinach and Mushroom Creamy Quinoa (vegetarian) / Kremasta kvinoja sa špinatom i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

Thick Quinoa, Bean and Veggie Stew (vegan) / Gusto varivo od kvinoje, graha i povrća (vegansko)

I’m about five years late to the quinoa bandwagon. To be honest, I wouldn’t even be sitting on the bandwagon if it weren’t for a very sweet co-worker ❤ who gave me a bunch of quinoa to finally give it a try. So with this in mind, expect a kale chips recipe on this blog in about two to three years.

I’ve been reading about the almighty quinoa all the time, but it’s pretty pricey over here and I had no idea what to expect taste-wise, so I could never really justify the splurge. But now that I’ve actually tried it, I am pretty hooked. And since a little goes a long way, the price factor will level out and quinoa recipes will still be quite affordable. Therefore, expect to see some more of those around this blog.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.87 EUR per serving / 5.23 EUR for all)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

2 onions (0.13 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.01 EUR)

1 and ½ tsp salt (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried chili flakes (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 cup uncooked quinoa (2.00 EUR)

2 cups precooked black beans (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp ajvar – red pepper paste (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 cup tomato puree (0.27 EUR)

1 and ½ cups water (–)

2 cups frozen leaf spinach (0.53 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Wash quinoa in a fine mesh colander under running water. Add oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic and garlic powder, salt, chili, black pepper, coriander, smoked and Hungarian paprika, basil and bay leaf and stir just for a minute, so the spices release their flavors. Then throw in carrots, quinoa, black beans, ajvar, parsley, diced tomatoes, tomato puree and water, give a good stir and bring to a boil.

As soon as the stew starts boiling, reduce heat to low and cook with a lid cracked open for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if needed. Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from heat and stir in the frozen spinach. Leave covered for another 5-10 minutes until the spinach is thawed and cooked through from residual heat. Serve warm. This stew reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days.

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Recimo da sam oko pet godina zakasnila na cijeli kvinoja party. Istini za volju, ne bi ni bila na partyju da mi jako draga kolegica ❤ nije poklonila hrpu kvinoje da ju napokon isprobam. Imajući ovo na umu, očekujte recept za čips od kelja na ovom blogu za jedno dvije do tri godine.

O čudesnoj kvinoji sam stalno čitala, ali pošto je ovdje prilično skupa, a nisam znala što očekivati po pitanju okusa, nekako sam bila nesklona eksperimentiranju i investiciji. Ali sada kada sam kvinoju napokon i probala, mogu reći da sam se i navukla. A pošto se mala količina stvarno može dosta rastegnuti, nekako će se i cjenovno sve izjednačiti pa mislim da će i recepti biti skroz pristupačni. Tako da očekujte još recepata sa kvinojom na ovom blogu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,46 kn po porciji / 38,77 kn za sve)

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

2 luka (1,00 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ žličica soli (0,02 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog korijandera (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 šalica sirove kvinoje (15,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog crnog graha (4,00 kn)

2 žlice ajvara (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckane rajčice (4,00 kn)

1 šalica pasirane rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica vode (–)

2 šalice smrznutog špinata u listovima (4,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite kvinoju pod mlazom vode. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, češnjak u prahu, sol, čili, papar, korijander, dimljenu i slatku papriku, bosiljak i lovorov list, te promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da začini zamiriše. Sada dodajte mrkvu, kvinoju, grah, ajvar, peršin, sjeckanu i pasiranu rajčicu te vodu, dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije.

Čim varivo zavrije smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Kada je kvinoja skroz kuhana maknite sve s vatre i umiješajte smrznuti špinat. Poklopite i ostavite da miruje još 5-10 minuta dok se špinat ne odmrzne i ne skuha od topline u loncu. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

Thick Quinoa, Bean and Veggie Stew (vegan) / Gusto varivo od kvinoje, graha i povrća (vegansko)