This Citrus Quinoa Paella Recipe combines a lot of ingredients, all of them good for you! While most Paella recipes use seafood, this dishes combines a whole host of vegetables and spices that will be sure to please.
Quinoa is a nutty grain with lots of protien and all of the essential amino acids. Quinoa is often included on many “Super Foods” lists.
This recipe is also quick, only taking 15-20 minutes to cook, although there is some decent prep work required. It is helpful to make this in a deep skillet or dutch oven.
Citrus Quinoa Paella Recipe
|Prep time||1 hour|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 45 minutes|
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (not packed in oil)
- 1/2 cup Boiling Water
- 2 cups Vegetable Broth, low sodium
- 2 Carrots (diced and cut in)
- 1 Small Red Onion (chopped)
- 3 Medium Mushrooms (diced)
- 1 cup Peas (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
- 1 cup Tomatoes (diced)
- 4 cups Collards (devined and chopped)
- 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Dulse Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Sage
- Pepper (to taste)
- 3 Green Olives
- 1/2 Lime (chopped)
|Step 1.||In a heat-proof bowl or measuring cup, combine dried tomatoes and boiling water. Let sit to re-hydrate.|
|Step 2.||In a deep skillet or dutch oven, bring broth to a boil. Add quinoa, put on tight fitting lid, turn heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.|
|Step 3.||In a large, dry skillet, on high heat add carrots, onion, cauliflower. Let sear for 3-5 minutes. Add mushrooms, peas and garlic. Add water or white wine 1/4 cup at a time to keep from burning. Cook with lid for 3 minutes.|
|Step 4.||Drain the dried tomatoes. Chop small and add to vegetables. Add tomatoes, collards, poultry seasoning, dulse, and sage to vegetables.|
|Step 5.||Add vegetables to quinoa after the 10 minutes of simmering. Simmer for another 5 minutes with lid on. Quinoa should be soft, but not mushy.|
|Step 6.||Add olives, pepper and squeeze the lime over the whole, stir for 10 seconds.|
The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving and will vary. This Citrus quinoa paella recipe is based on 4 servings.