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Recipe of the MonthQuinoa Risotto with Arugula & Parmesan

03/02/2019 @ 3:00 pm

1 T olive oil

½ yellow onion, chopped (about ½ c)

1 garlic clove minced

1 c quinoa, well rinsed

2 ¼ c low-sodium vegetable stock or broth

2 c stemmed arugula, chopped

1 small carrot peeled and finely shredded

½ c thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms

¼ c grated Parmesan cheese

¼ t salt

¼ t freshly ground black pepper


In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and quinoa and cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Don't let the garlic brown.

Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the quinoa is almost tender to the bite but slightly hard in the center, about 12 minutes. The mixture will be brothy. Stir in the arugula, carrot and mushrooms and simmer until the quinoa grains have turned from white to translucent, about 2 minutes longer.  Stir in the cheese and season with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Recipe reprinted with permission from member, Chef Marcia, Flossmoor, found in our 2018 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure, available online at


Please submit your recipes for the 2019 Cookfresh Recipe Brochure by mailing to the Farm Bureau or to [email protected].

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