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Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

With the weather hitting 90 degrees this week, I think it’s safe to say that bikini season is officially here. So in an attempt to shed off all that donut weight, Jason and I have really been trying to get into this whole “clean-eating” situation. And instead of our usual carb-loaded french-fry-onion-ring-deep-fried side dishes, I decided to make a healthy, protein-rich side dish. That is, after we’ve had our morning cup of coffees and maple bars.

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

Now instead of just serving up a boring old bowl of quinoa, I decided to have a little bit of fun with it and add in one of my all-time favorite veggies = mushrooms. Not only do they have an amazing distinct flavor but they also add a range of nutritional and health benefits right into your meal! And no, this is not a sponsored post for mushrooms. I just REALLY love mushrooms.

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

So that’s what this is – a boring old bowl of quinoa with a fun twist, chockfull of mushrooms, garlic and thyme. It’s so simple and comes together so easily – it’s practically fool-proof!

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal!

10 minutes25 minutes


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan


  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

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  1. So good! I cooked my quinoa in chicken broth, could use veggie broth as Well I’m sure, also added  onion!

  2. Sounds absolutely delish! Can I make this earlier in day? Does it have to be served warm?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent flavour! I added some onion with the mushrooms when I sautéed them. I will definitely make this again.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow! So yummy and easy to prepare. I’m a newbie to quinoa and I’m always looking for a way to kick it up a notch. This recipe is my favorite so far!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is so delicious and so easy. I had 8 oz of sad-looking, ‘way past-their-prime mushrooms, and only dried thyme. Eager to make this with fresh, fancier (or a blend of) mushrooms and fresh thyme. Crazy delish – I could eat this every week! I used Trader Joe’s tri-colored quinoa which made this even more beautiful. 

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Added 1/2 teaspoon sage and an  onion To it and it was perfect. 

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yum! Really tasty dish that was enjoyed by myself, husband, and my two older children (4 and almost 2). My 4yo demanded a second helping! I added a bit of stock to the quinoa cooking water, and steamed some green beans which I had to use up to toss through. I scattered toasted almonds on top and served with a homemade garlic greek yogurt sauce. I had leftovers for lunch today and sprinkled over some nutritional yeast (like parmesan) to save me making more yogurt sauce. I’ll definitely add this to my repertoire, thanks!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Was looking for a savory recipe for quinoa & mushrooms and came across this!!  WOW – it won’t disappoint – it was amazing, fast, healthy, and a great side dish for about anything!  YUM!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just tried it and came out really nice <3

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    So easy, delicious. I used one medium sized saucepan firstly to cook the quinoa, when cooked, remove to a bowl. Add oil to the same saucepan and complete the recipe. I found the end result needed several grinds of pepper and salt.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    So good!!  I had baby portobello mushrooms and fresh thyme on hand, so used them and skipped the cheese.  I added garlic, thyme and lemon zest to the quinoa while cooking also.  Served with a no-recipe pan fried Halibut  seasoned with S&P, garlic, thyme and lemon zest, paired with roasted broccoli and salad!  Amazing and easy dinner!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yummy and super easy to make.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Added nutritional yeast instead of parmesan and added a few chopped walnuts too. So so delicious!!

  14. Would love to make this but have an allergy to garlic and dairy . Can I substitute shallots for the garlic? I can make a dairy free parmesan with cashews.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    I pinned this recipe awhile back and just now made it.  It was Damn Delicious, for sure!  I smoked the mushrooms with apple wood chips which added another layer of flavor.  I also used tri-color quinoa. This one’s a keeper as we move away from meat consumption.  A very satisfying side dish!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lovely dish….yummo, easy and everyone liked it.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick and easy. I made this delicious recipe for my niece who is vegan. She did not sprinkle the parmesan on top. I rinsed the quinoa first and cooked it in vegetable broth. Very tasty!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh boy was this a great side dish my family loved it I’ll put this in my recipe box it’s a keeper thank you so much I’ll be looking for more of your awesome recipes

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent! I used red quinoa, added sautéd onions with the mushrooms and used basil instead of thyme. I think next time I’ll cutback on the garlic a little. Threw some feta in my bowl and ate with some German Cucumber salad!! It fills you up fast! Thanks for the recipe!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipes was simple to follow, easy to make but the taste and flavor was absolutely fabulous.  The flavor combinations were so wonderful.  This is a dish I will make over and over again.  I absolutely loved it!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick and easy…I added spinach and made it the entire meal.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious & easy! I took the suggestion from another comment and sautéed in truffle oil & avocado oil! Perfect recipe for Passover! 

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Turned out delicious full of flavour!
    I added half a red onion and 
    2 cloves of crushed garlic into olive oil when cooking quinoa. Also used 1 cup vegetable stock and 1 cup water. Then used 3 cloves of crushed garlic, sprinkled dried thyme leaves, salt, pepper to mushrooms while sautéing and wilted about 4oz of baby spinach in at the end. 

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    I put everything in one pot, used two cups chicken broth instead of water, way more garlic, 1/4 cup or more of parmesan cheese, and a 1/4 cup of dry red wine. DELICIOUSIOUSO!!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    This dish was fantastic. My husband said he felt this should be served at a five star restaurant. I used a mixture of crimini, oyster and shiitake mushrooms sauted in 3/4 TBS of garlic infused olive oil and 1/4 TBS black truffle oil. Also, used tri colored quinoa and cooked in a homemade chicken broth. Amazing dish. Thank you.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy, yummy healthy, very nice

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great dish, I added chopped Mediterranean style black olives on my second time, and they added a nice kick.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow that was amazing!!! I had my food processor out for another recipe so I threw the mushrooms in there so I could disguise them from my kids who think they look gross. Everyone loved it and my 5 year old asked for seconds! The only other thing I did differently was cook the mushrooms in about a 1/2 stick of butter as I knew the kids would prefer that flavor.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy to cook and delicious! 

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was sooo good! We love mushrooms and find them very versatile but I think I had never combined them with quinoa before. For my husband this was a hit and he is not very fond of quinoa! I love that it was super easy to make because that is my kind of recipe for everyday lunch/dinner. Will keep this in rotation for sure!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this recipe! I just increased the garlic & added red pepper to taste. Thanks!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this last night and it was delicious.  Simple to make and great leftovers to take for lunch.

  33. How many calories per serving does this have? 

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  34. I saved this recipe months ago and finally made it today. I was a little worried because the mushrooms I had were not very fresh and I wanted to use them up but it turned out pretty good. Makes me wonder how great this dish would be with fresh ones. I had never had quinoa before either and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for a keeper.

  35. I tried this recipe today. Sooooooo delicious and easy to make! I can see this becoming a go-to recipe many days to come! Thanks!

  36. What’s the calorie intake on this dish with all ingredients? 

    • Julia, nutritional information is actually provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if you would like to make changes to a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  37. This was the most delicious quinoa recipe I have tried so far! It’s my new favorite!

  38. I’m NOT a cook. Never tried cooking quinoa – your mushroom recipe was my first attempt and it’s freakin’ awesome and EASY. I can do this! Just finished devouring a bowl.  Going for seconds and looking up other of your foolproof recipes.

  39. This was my first time making quinoa! I cooked my quinoa in chicken broth instead of water and added some sauteed onions with my mushrooms. Delicious!

  40. I made this but added sautéed onion. 

  41. OMG…I just harvested about 5 lbs of Fawn Mushrooms during an impromptu trip through the woods to get Christmas greenery. YES. In December. 

    My local mushroom expert was able to confirm that they are not only edible, they also freeze really well. Can’t wait to throw em in this recipe!

  42. This dish is absolutely amazing as a side dish, but I would use this as a main course on those meatless days!  Well done

  43. Trying this with salmon patties tonight! Recipe looks awesome!!!!!!

  44. This looks great — any idea how many calories/fat/fiber grams?

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps, Libby!

  45. When cooking the mushrooms it creates extra broth. Should I leave it in pan before adding quinoa or drain?

  46. Anyone know if this can be frozen. I am the only one in the house that will eat this dish. 

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  47. This delicious vegetarian recipe is fast and highly nutritious!

  48. I made this dish last night, served with crab cakes, and it was wonderful. My husband loved how the quinoa soaked up all the mushroom juices for an extra flavor punch.  I made it in a wok. I will definitely repeat this one. Great idea!

  49. Love this recipe, made it tonight for dinner, added some kale .  Delish!

  50. Made this tonight and it was sooo good! It was super easy and quick plus made enough for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for posting 🙂 

    Alicia @ http://www.GirlonaHike.com

  51. Had this for dinner and added 2 over easy eggs on top and loaded it up with grated Parm.  Amazing!

  52. I can’t wait to try this! My daughter has gone Vegan since last Thanksgiving and I think this will be a super yummy dish for her. I’ll sub home made Vegan Parm. yummmmmm

  53. Would this be ok cold on a buffet???

  54. Good base recipe; easy to tweak it and make it an entree. I cooked the quinoa with low sodium chicken broth and a splash of fresh squeezed orange juice. I sauteed the mushrooms with some shrimp, deglazed the pan with a little more OJ, and when it was done I tossed in a handful of baby kale and let it wilt very lightly. Finished it all off with some avocado and tomato slices for color. Healthy and easy!

  55. I only had white button mushrooms and I sauted them with the garlic and thyme. I also added aprox 1/2 stick of button after I added the quinoa and cooked about 1 min longer and finished it with 1/4 cup of parm cheese. It was so flavorful. I served it with herb encrusted chicken breast on top.

  56. I have made this as written, and it is AWESOME!  I cook the quinoa in veggie stock or chicken stock to add more flavor sometimes, and then go crazy with the mushrooms and garlic.  I have added a few handfuls of fresh spinach to the shrooms and garlic to bump up the veggie content.  You can mix up the veggies…for instance right now I am eating it with some kale I cooked up in the EVOO/garlic mixture and added a pinch of crushed red pepper for a little kick, but I have also used chopped up Swiss chard.  

    This is really a great basic recipe and is only limited by what you have in the fridge!  I make a big batch of this on the weekend, then portion it out for a week’s worth of lunches to take with me to work (sometimes with meat on the side, sometimes all by itself!).  Thank you for sharing this one!!!!

  57. We had this for dinner, delish! Thank you!

  58. Made this as a side for roast chicken and it was fantastic! I used a little less garlic on mine, but the rest was just like the recipe. So easy and tasty and a great idea to make quinoa interesting! Will definitely make it again!

  59. This dish was fast and delicious! I omitted the parmesan and added some fresh dill which gave this dish a fresh taste.

  60. Planning on making this tonight, but was wondering how fresh Rosemary would pair with it instead of Thyme since that’s what I have on hand and won’t have time to stop at the store.

  61. Yummy!  I made this tonight and paired it with a Paleo Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  Everyone loved it – 4 year old included!  My hubby even requested left overs for lunch tomorrow!  Thank you!

  62. Great dish!  To better infuse the garlic flavor I was looking for I roasted a whole head of seasoned Garlic in the oven for 30 minutes (cut the head off, drizzle with oil, wrap in aluminum foil) and then roughly chopped the garlic cloves once roasted.  Greatly enhanced the garlic flavor while accenting the earthyness of the mushrooms.

  63. Loved the idea of this but wanted a one pan supper instead. So when I added the quinoa to the mushrooms I put in some canned tuna and then close to the end I put in green peas and chives. Perfect!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  64. How big are each serving? 1/2 cup? 1 cup?

  65. It says 21 day fix approved. Approx how many of each container would you say a single serving equals? Sounds tasty.

  66. We all know that Quinoa is a very good substitute for our regular rice that has lots of carbohydrates. Having quinoa on your daily diet you can make sure that youa are getting the right nutrients you need and helps you reduce weight at the same time.

  67. I added zucchini and served it as a main dish for dinner, it was delicious! Thanks!

  68. Really good! Added just a teeny bit of red win vinegar to the mushrooms and then sautéed the quinoa with everything once it was done.

  69. made this tonight added caramelized onion and peas. roasted the mushrooms till browned. will keep for a fast meal. it was our main dish.

  70. I am going to try this and yes with the protein count in the quinoa it could be used as a main dish or as one gal said add some more veggies and a salad.

  71. Made this yesterday and oh my goodness, delicious!  So quick and easy too.  Used vegetable broth to cook the quinoa, and 1 1/2 pounds of mushrooms instead of the 1 pound.  Yum, yum, yum, and makes great leftovers!

  72. For even more mushroom flavor, cook the quinoa in mushroom broth instead of water.

  73. I does look good and tasty.  Since quinoa is very healthy and also a healthy and best substitute for our regular rice you are pretty sure you can eat these without any guilt at all.

  74. do you have any suggestions for substituting thyme with any other spice?!

  75. I made this last night for supper and it was so very tasty, I can’t wait to make it again. I paired it with some grilled pesto shrimp and roasted asparagus and it was divine. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  76. I made this as dinner for me. Quick and healthy and delicious! Next time I will cook the quinoa with chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of water. Gives the quinoa more flavor. I usually do in other recipes. Thanks. This is a winner.

  77. Made this tonight for supper….Yummy yummy!!!! My husband, who sometimes fears trying new things LOVED this! Thanks for the recipe!

  78. I suggested this recipe to my friend and she made this last night for Passover. It was a HIT !!! Glad I got a little leftover to eat tonight! I will make it myself soon!

  79. Just made this — delicious! I used chicken broth to make the quinoa but otherwise followed the recipe. Between the garlic and thyme it was perfectly flavored!

  80. I just made this, and added in some chicken to make it a meal since I was only cooking for me, and it’s so good!!! My fiance and most of my friends really don’t like mushrooms, but I want to make it again! Yum!

  81. Made it, ate it ! Was very easy and soooo good ! We ate it with grilled lamb chops.
    Only thing, I had to use couscous instead of quinoa cause I didn’t have any and not so easy to find in my part of the world ;).
    Will make it again and again, for sure !

    Thank you.

  82. I love this recipe!! I’ve made it many times and the only thing I ever add is sun-dried tomatoes. Thanks for sharing such delicious recipes!

  83. Made it and it was delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe. I shared a link to it from my new blog.

  84. I made this recipe last night as a side dish for my husband because I am not a huge mushroom fan and he loved it!!! But not only that, when I told him your recipe suggested adding parmesan cheese if desired he was soooo over joyed because he says it closely resembled a risotto and he LOVES risotto!! Thanks again!

  85. Healthy and tasty, that’s what I need 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  86. I just found this (thank you, Pinterest!), and am going to make this with cauliflower rice instead of the quinoa (it’s not on my lc plan). Mushrooms rock, and the potential for this looks great. Thanks!

  87. I was wondering whould white button mushrooms work too ?

  88. Only had canned mushrooms. Gonna try it any way. Using beef broth to make the quinoa. It will be the son and hubby’s first quinoa. Fingers crossed.

  89. I am making this tonight! Have all the ingredients handy 🙂 I LOVE your recipes!!

  90. I’ve made this exactly as written (wonderful!) but tonight I also added spinach and it was a nice addition. Thanks for the recipe!!

  91. You think this would last a 4-5 days in the fridge if I made it and ate it through the week?

    • Unfortunately, as I am not an expert on food safety, I cannot answer with certainty if this would keep for 4-5 days. Please use your best judgment on food storage.

  92. This is a great way to use mushrooms and quinoa.Sometimes when I make quinoa I cook it a bit in some broth, that would also probably be good here.

  93. I added toasted walnuts for protein – fabulous dish!!

  94. So far so good – I added some veg stock to help it along. Next time, I’m going to sauté some onion, add in the mushrooms and garlic, etc.

    Thanks for the recipe!


  95. thought this looked delish,but I don’t like quinoa,so I replaced it with couscous-YUM!!

  96. Looking for recipes to use quinoa and I stumbled upon this one. We tried it here at home and it is very good!! We as in myself and my husband 😉 I was happy he enjoyed it too! Thanks for a delicious and healthy repeat recipe!! Yum you have to try it.

  97. Great recipe. I imported into my fitness pal for the nutrion info and below is what it gave me…someone was asking so though I’d post.

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 6.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 160
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 5 g 7 %
    Saturated Fat 1 g 4 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 2 mg 1 %
    Sodium 437 mg 18 %
    Potassium 560 mg 16 %
    Total Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
    Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
    Sugars 0 g
    Protein 7 g 15 %
    Vitamin A 0 %
    Vitamin C 2 %
    Calcium 10 %
    Iron 21 %
    * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

  98. Yum! I made it with chicken broth instead of water and added a bit more Parm. Will absolutely make it again.

  99. Found this post on Pinterest so I made this recipe for dinner. I’m hooked! Thanks for introducing such a yummy dish to me 🙂

  100. I plan to make this tonight! I actually barked “Hah!” when the name “Damn Delicious” came up first in the search results for “how to tart up a quinoa side dish.” Thank you in advance for what I’m sure is going to be an excellent and easy recipe.

  101. Yes this can be frozen and quinoa is very high in protein so you can use this as a meal by adding other veggies even beans.. Love quinoa will have to make this a stretch the budget.

  102. Just made it today. It’s delicious, the best mushroom quinoa I made so far!! I added some oregano and it turned out great!

  103. I just made this recipe and it came out good but I find that it came out a little dry. Is there something I can put in it for next time if it comes out a little dry?

  104. I just made this tonight and added fajita beef and some Worcestershire and white cooking wine, served with some crusty bread – delish!

  105. Thank you for this recipe! It was so delicious. My new favorite side dish!

  106. This has been on my list of things to make for so long! Finally got around to making it tonight and it was a huge hit. Thanks!

  107. Very good I actually added some diced onions to the mix as I love onions definitely will be making this again

  108. I have made this several times, and passed the recipe on to others.
    One of the best, tastiest Quinoa recipes I have ever had!

  109. could this be frozen?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! I recommend using your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  110. This was so great! Easy to make and very satisfying. Thank you!

  111. This looks amazing! Any recommendations on how to make it into a main dish?

  112. This looks so yummy!! I’m literally about to make this for my early dinner!!! I can not wait!!!

  113. Sounds amazing! I might add chicken to make it a full meal and freeze it. Any suggestions on turning this into a freezer meal?

    • Chicken sounds like an amazing addition! As for the freezer meal, I actually have not tried freezing this just yet – there were no leftovers to freeze!

  114. We just had this for supper and it was great.

  115. My fiance made this for dinner tonight (he rarely cooks, asked me what ‘simmer’ meant while making it) and it turned out great! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, will be making again!

  116. Trying this recipe out tonight! How many people would this serve?

  117. I’m just wondering how this will keep for leftovers/reheating the next day? Anyone have issues or suggestions?

  118. I just made this and it was great! I added green peas for a veggie and for color, so good 🙂

  119. I added some zucchini to this recipe to make it more of a meal than a side dish and it was perfect with a salad for dinner. I think I will make it as is for my next get together though, since it was so simple and uses ingredients I usually have on hand anyway. Thx so much for this recipe.

  120. This dish may have broken my attachment to pasta as a comfort food— all of the flavor and texture I love, but far more nutritious. Thank you for giving me a reason to use all of the quinoa in my pantry.

  121. I just made this dish tonight! Wow it’s so simple and delicious! I single and I’m always looking for dishes to cook that are simple and don’t require a lot of ingredients. This is perfect. This was my first time cooking quinoa and I loved it. Perfect summer dish!

  122. We’d be waiting to try this recipe out and just made it this weekend…wonderful, and thanks so much for sharing!

    This garlic shrimp and quinoa recipe has been in pretty heavy rotation for us lately. It’s also quick to make and works well as a main dish or a side:


  123. So glad you liked the quinoa! We all love it too. Have a great weekend!

  124. I’m making this right now….. the mushrooms smell sooooo good! I’m using a combination of crimini and shiitake mushrooms, because that’s what we had on hand, and making it to go with lemon-garlic braised chicken thighs.

  125. I just made this and it’s delicious!! Do you have the nutritional info, by any chance? Thanks!

    • I’m so glad you had a chance to try this! As for the nutritional information, I am not entirely comfortable sharing this as I am not a registered dietician. It is best to use the many online resources at your discretion to obtain such information.

  126. Adding a splash of white wine to the mushroom before adding the quinoa would probably make this divine. Can’t wait to try it out

  127. Sounds delicious. I love the combination of thyme and mushrooms. I am going to make it with rainbow quinoa, that is my favorite!!

  128. I am making this tonight! So glad I found this on Pinterest! It will be a perfect addition to our grilled chicken and salad. Thanks!

  129. Just made this and it is so awesome!!!

  130. Life is all about moderation, and I’m 200% okay with eating a donut at breakfast and a healthy side dish for dinner! (Especially if it’s my favorite kiddie chocolate donut with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles.) If only I wasn’t allergic to mushrooms — they look like they really make the dish! Maybe I could use asparagus or broccoli and pretend it’s just as good… 😉

    • I love that the chocolate donut with sprinkles is your childhood favorite. I’m so boring – I still can’t get over the glazed donut holes!

  131. Wow, this dish looks so tasty!

  132. So glad I saw this pop up in my social media feeds before lunch time! I REALLY need to go grocery shopping but I had just what I needed, except quinoa. I had brown rice couscous and it was fabulous. This is going to be a new favorite! Thanks for this great idea. Here is my version I made for lunch if you want to check it out! http://www.victoriasbitesoflife.com/2014/05/03/garlic-mushroom-brown-rice-couscous/

  133. Can’t wait to make this. Looks delicious! What pan are you using here? It looks like a great size and weight. (Looking to overhaul our current pots and pans.)

  134. I used to hate mushrooms, but recently I’ve become obsessed, and in this quinoa dish they look absolutely amazing. Anything garlicky is already up my alley 🙂 pinned, and totally trying soon!

  135. I could live off of this quinoa, love the garlic and mushrooms!

  136. I love mushrooms (like really love them and can eat a carton, by myself, in like 5 mins…LOL) and I bet the texture of them, along with the quinoa texture, mmm, so good!