Sauteed Kale and Mushrooms with Quinoa

Staple foods are great go-to’s for quick and filling meals. One of the best staple grains is rice, but I also love quinoa and it has definitely become more of a staple in my diet. Some of my go-to veggies are kale and mushrooms. So versatile and with so many health benefits, you can never really go wrong using them in a variety of dishes and that is exactly what I do! I use them is so many things I make. This dish combines all three staples for a savory masterpiece.

Quinoa, sauteed mushrooms and kale

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bag white quinoa (I used Trader Joe’s organic white quinoa)
  • 5-6 full leaves of kale, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white button mushroom, chopped (can also use cremini but I like white button as a stand alone– substituting is better if the mushroom is an add-in to other ingredients.)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 4 teaspoons essential seasoning blend*
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

 

What to Do:

  1. Prepare quinoa in a saucepan according to directions (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). Set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add mushrooms and saute for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Add onion and 2 teaspoons seasoning blend to mushrooms and stir.
  5. Continue to saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms caramelize a bit.
  6. Set mushroom mixture aside, and heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet.
  7. Once hot, add chopped kale and 2 teaspoons seasoning blend and saute until kale is tender.
  8. Transfer quinoa, mushrooms and kale to a serving dish. Garnish quinoa with cilantro. Bon appetit!

 

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

 

 

Date posted on Instagram: 2/15/18

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