Quinoa with Peppers, Onions, & Mushrooms

A light yet filling meal based solely on grains and veggies! You don’t have to use a “meat substitute” in every meal– sometimes an all-veggie meal or a meal that consists of grains and veggies can be just as satisfying!

White Quinoa with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms

What You’ll Need:

  • Organic white quinoa ( I used the 16 oz. bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 small to medium sized red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small to medium sized green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small white onion, sliced or separated into rings
  • About 1/2 cup white button mushrooms, sliced (can also use cremini mushrooms)
  • 2 teaspoons of essential seasoning blend with NO parsley. So just the onion and garlic powder and salt!
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

What to Do:

  1. In a small saucepan, prepare quinoa according to instructions (best results occur when you prepare the quinoa uncovered, then place a cover on after the water has been absorbed and let the quinoa air in the steam for about 5 minutes).
  2. In a skillet, heat on low-medium heat with olive oil in it.
  3. Once hot, add in red and green peppers and onion. Add 1 teaspoon of modified essential seasoning blend and 1 teaspoon of pepper to veggie mix and stir. Cook until veggies are tender and onion is translucent.
  4. Set peppers and onion aside but keep skillet on heat and add in sliced mushrooms.
  5.  Add remaining teaspoon of seasoning blend and saute mushrooms until tender.
  6. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa to serving dish.
  7. Place peppers and onions around quinoa.
  8. Place mushrooms on top on quinoa, and serve. Bon appetit!

 

** Essential seasoning blend can be found on the recipes page.

 

 

Date posted on Instagram: 1/19/18

Author: thevegangirlnyc

Vegan foodie in New York City. Saving the animals, the planet, and my health one meal at a time.

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