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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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
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
50mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
107µg
27%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
107mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
40mg
3%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.