Quinoa Risotto

This recipe is adapted from Skinny Taste. It is a delicious risotto replacing the traditional rice with the high protein grain, quinoa.

This recipe makes 2 large servings.


  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated)


  1. Bring 2 cups chicken broth to a boil. Add the quinoa. Continue cooking over medium heat until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining chicken broth, tomato sauce and spices in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. When the quinoa is cooked, add it to the tomato sauce mixture. Stir until combined.
  4. Add the parmesan cheese to the quinoa and stir to incorporate.
  5. Serve immediately.

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