Luckily, I had more than the serving pictured above because, no sooner than I snapped this photo, I knocked the plate over and sent quinoa, veggies, and egg flying. Broke the plate, too! My dog recently hurt his leg so even he didn’t run to my rescue and help with the clean up!
But back to the food…To me, this dish is so satisfying, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Use the recipe as a framework and tailor to suit your taste. View this dish as you would your favorite omelet; ham and cheese, Greek, Southwestern, and veggie are all good themes. Leftover roasted vegetables can be mixed right in. A little crisp prosciutto or crumbled bacon are fine options, too.
You may cook the quinoa in advance and reheat as you make the eggs. An over-easy or poached egg on the top really completes the package. Add a drizzle of olive oil if you like, although a runny yolk makes a rather tasty sauce!
Yields 2 generous servings
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed (or 2 cups cooked quinoa)
- 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
- 4-5 baby bella mushrooms (or mushroom of choice), quartered
- 2 eggs, poached, over easy or cooked according to preference
- 2-3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- a drizzle of olive oil, optional
To yield 2 cups of cooked quinoa, place 3/4 cup rinsed, uncooked quinoa and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 12 minutes or until water is absorbed. You may sauté the mushrooms in a teaspoon or two of olive oil or add them to the quinoa and water and cook altogether.
Add spinach to hot quinoa to wilt. Stir in peppers and cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired, and toss.
Top each serving with egg and enjoy.
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YUMMM!!! This looks spectacular!! This would be great for breakfast, lunch or dinner – can’t wait to try!! Thanks for all your deliciousness!!!!
I agree, Abigail…this one is perfect for any meal. Thanks for the great comment!
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Now THAT is a great start to the day! Thanks for sharing on The Clever Chicks Blog Hop!!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
You are most welcome, Kathy, and thank YOU for the comment!
I am a huge fan of quinoa, and have been looking for a different preparation! Love this! Also, I have a fall giveaway on my blog now if you’re interested: http://foodforthefresh.blogspot.com/2012/09/fall-giveaway.htm
Thank you for the comment, Leah, and hope you enjoy!
Ann, I wish that you would make me breakfast tomorrow!! Yummy! This looks so delicious. I love quinoa for breakfast, too. Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fab!
Always a pleasure, Amee…and I would make this for you any day!
AND gluten free! Can’t wait to try this, looks yumm!
Thank you and enjoy!!!
This is the best breakfast – love it! Glad to connect via Amee’s Fit and Fabulous Fridays!
Thank you very much and I am thrilled to have made the connection, too!
This looks delicious! I’ve been wanting to try quinoa in a breakfast dish for a while now. I love how versatile this dish is.
Thank you, Ali, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
I am off to make breakfast now. This looks too good.
Thank you, Christie! I hope you enjoy!