This was the first dish we’ve made from Super Natural Cooking: Five Ways To Incorporate Whole and Natural Ingredients into Your Cooking, and it didn’t disappoint. Shrooms and broccolini sauteed with red pepper flakes sit on a bed of quinoa and onions cooked in wine and mixed with a bit of gruyÃ¨re cheese — sounds super to me!
Supernatural Cooking? Like cooking for ghosts and stuff?
Super. Natural. Two words.
Ah, duh… well this sure smells good! Wait — is there cheese in this? I don’t see it.
It’s mixed in with the quinoa — it adds a nice nutty taste. You would have been able to tell if you had tasted the quinoa before I added it in.
I also like the wine in it.
Yeah, I added a little extra in…
Nothing wrong with that! And good move on adding the broccolini — adds color and crunch.
Oops, some of the Brussels sprouts and pancetta ended up in my quinoa…
You. Are. Brilliant.
Quinoa & GruyÃ¨re with Sauteed Mushrooms and Broccolini
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 onion, chopped
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 tsp sea salt plus more as needed
1 cups water
1 pinch red pepper flakes
8 oz mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 cups broccolini
freshly ground black pepper
1 oz GruyÃ¨re cheese, shredded
Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the garlic and onion and saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to soften. Add the quinoa, wine, and 1 teaspoon salt, bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 to 4 minutes, until the liquid has reduced a bit.
Add the water, return to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the quinoa cracks and is soft to chew.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, along with the red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Stir in the mushrooms and broccolini and cook for a few minutes until they begin to brown and release their juices. Then shake the skillet every few minutes until the mushrooms and broccolini are evenly browned, about 4 more minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once the quinoa is perfectly tender, drain off any excess liquid and stir in the cheese. Ladle into big bowls and top with the mushrooms.