Citrus Quinoa Paella Recipe

Citrus Quinoa Paella Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 45 minutes
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.


  • 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.