Parmesan Quinoa

Parmesan Quinoa

For this month’s blog swap I was assigned Jenna’s blog. Wow she has some great recipes-go take a look! Bee sure to check out the other great recipies from the swap-just click the frog link below.

It was tough choosing only one from all of them but in the end I chose Parmesan Quinoa. I’m trying to learn new ways to serve this delicious little grain and, since I put Parmesan on basically everything, this was the natural choice.

In her recipe it calls for a miniscule 2 pinches of Parmesan. Sacrilege darling!! That’s far too little. I upped it quite a bit.


Parmesan Quinoa


  •  1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups fat free low sodium vegetable stock
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan


  1. Add the stock and quinoa to a medium sauce pan and place it over high heat.  Cook for a total of 12 minutes (it will be a little al dente which is how I like it. Cook it longer if you like it softer).
  2.  Remove from heat and drain. Stir in parmesan and serve.

Note: I buy quinoa that I don’t have to rinse so I omitted that step from the recipe.

Use a high-quality parmesan and a micro-plane to grate it.

Thank you Sarah from for hosting the swaps.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dawn
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 10:13:44

    I’m always looking for new ways to cook quinoa too-this looks like a great side dish! And I agree-the more Parmesan the better!


  2. Ashley L.
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 13:59:46

    This sounds yummy! I just bought some red quinoa too….


  3. Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife}
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 14:03:38

    I love quinoa and parmesan makes everything better- I am always on the lookout for new sides! This looks fabulous!


  4. The Home Cook
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:25:20

    One of these days I’ll try quinoa… 🙂 Looks great!


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