Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Kale
Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

For a quick and easy weeknight meal, this tasty quinoa dish delivers nutritional value while satisfying your hunger. 

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4
Servings
153
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  quinoa
  • 2  Tablespoons  grapeseed oil
  • sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2  Cup  sliced button mushrooms
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2  Cup  vegetable stock
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  red chile flakes
  • bunch kale, stems removed and leaves cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potatoes and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock, salt, pepper, and chile flakes. Stir to combine. Add the kale and cook for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.

To serve, toss the quinoa with the vegetable mixture.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
164mg
11%
Water
22g
1%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.