Quinoa Risotto

Skinny Chef

Ready in: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Gluten Free
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry white wine
    Alcoholic Beverages
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    Produce
  • 1 4-ounce package fresh goat cheese, room temperature
    Cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    Produce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 4 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
    Cheese
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed under cold water
    Pasta and Rice;Health Foods
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 10-ounce package pre-washed spinach
    Produce
  • 4 cups low-sodium, fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
    Canned and Jarred

Steps

  • Microwave the spinach in its bag on high 1-2 minutes or until it wilts. Set aside. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the oil, garlic, and red chili flakes. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant but does not brown. If the garlic begins to brown, reduce the heat to low.
  • Add the quinoa and cook another minute, stirring once or twice until the garlic in mixed in.
  • Add the wine and bring to a boil. Cook another minute until most of the liquid is evaporated.
  • Add the broth, and bring to a slow simmer. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until more than half of the liquid is absorbed.Roughly chop the spinach. Stir it in along with the goat cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, the nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 183.11  cal  (9.16%)
  • Fat: 6.88  g  (10.59%)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.93  g  (18.3%)
  • Carbohydrates: 18.02  g  (6.01%)
  • Sugar: 1.67  g  (1.86%)
  • Cholesterol: 8.22  mg  (2.74%)
  • Sodium: 667.85  mg  (29.04%)
  • Alcohol: 3.09  g  (17.17%)
  • Protein: 7.68  g  (15.37%)
  • Vitamin K: 172.75  µg  (164.53%)
  • Vitamin A: 3779.82  IU  (75.6%)
  • Manganese: 0.83  mg  (41.53%)
  • Folate: 110.3  µg  (27.57%)
  • Magnesium: 77.13  mg  (19.28%)
  • Phosphorus: 176.54  mg  (17.65%)
  • Copper: 0.28  mg  (14.25%)
  • Vitamin C: 11.4  mg  (13.82%)
  • Iron: 2.37  mg  (13.16%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.25  mg  (12.4%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.2  mg  (12.04%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.57  mg  (10.47%)
  • Calcium: 101.64  mg  (10.16%)
  • Potassium: 354.78  mg  (10.14%)
  • Fiber: 2.45  g  (9.79%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.12  mg  (8.05%)
  • Zinc: 1.11  mg  (7.39%)
  • Selenium: 3.4  µg  (4.85%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.71  mg  (3.55%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.32  mg  (3.21%)

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