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Quinoa Risotto
Quinoa Risotto

Quinoa Risotto

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr
Prep : 45 Min Cook: 15 Min
This delicious twist on the classic risotto recipe is made with quinoa.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing divided
1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 lb. (225 g) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 red pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
3-1/2 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/2 lb. (225 g) sugar snap peas, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Romano Shredded Cheese
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Step 1
Pour 3 Tbsp. dressing over chicken in shallow dish; stir to evenly coat chicken. Refrigerate 15 min. to marinate.
Step 2
Drain chicken; discard marinade. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 min. or until evenly browned, stirring frequently. Spoon into bowl; cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean with paper towels.
Step 3
Heat remaining dressing in skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add quinoa and 1 cup chicken broth; cook 3 min. or until broth is absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining broth; bring to boil. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until quinoa is tender.
Step 4
Add chicken, peas and parsley; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until mixture is heated through and peas are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Special Extra
When serving adults, substitute 1 cup dry white wine for 1 cup of the chicken broth, if desired.
Food Facts
This recipe is an excellent source of protein with 38 g per serving thanks to the combination of chicken, quinoa and cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 15 g
Saturated fat 5 g
25 %
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 950 mg
40 %
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fibre 6 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 38 g
Vitamin A
25 %
Vitamin C
130 %
20 %
40 %
4 servings, 1/4 recipe (375 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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