Slow Cooker Mushroom and Leek Quinoa - Slender Kitchen
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290
Calories 
44g
Carbs 
8g
Fat 
12g
Protein 
8
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

This simple creamy Slow Cooker Mushroom and Leek Quinoa will quickly become one of your favorite meatless main dishes, packed with hearty quinoa, earthy mushrooms, and leeks.

Risotto is a dish I think pretty much everyone loves but it is not only tricky to make, it doesn't have much to offer when it comes to its nutritional content since it is normally made with white rice paired with lots of butter, cream, and cheese. That's why I like to make this quinoa version instead. Since it all cooks in the slow cooker, you don't have to worry about standing over the stove stirring for hours. Plus quinoa is much better for you than white rice. To maintain some of the creaminess of a great risotto, I added some light cream cheese. Then you just need to mushrooms and leeks for one delicious meal. It also makes a great side dish, just cut the portion in half.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Mushroom and Leek Quinoa

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Ingredients

6
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2/3 cup light cream cheese
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 760mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g

Directions

  1. Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until quinoa is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
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