Slow Cooker Mushroom and Leek Quinoa

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290 CALORIES 44g CARBS 8g FAT 12g PROTEIN
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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.

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The Recipe

Slow Cooker Mushroom and Leek Quinoa

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 5 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 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

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Instructions

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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May 9, 2016 - 17:23
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I was so excited to try this and it just didn't come together. The quinoa took on a porridge consistency and had very little flavor. And I added a lot of salt. The leek barely came through. Not thrilled with this one.
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