Quinoa and Sautéed Veggies

This recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I don’t know what to make and don’t have much time.

I used red quinoa but you could easily use regular quinoa too.  Have you ever tried quinoa?  Here’s more about it if you don’t know what it is.

We use quinoa in place of rice in many dishes.  It only takes 15-20 minutes to cook and it is a powerhouse of protein whereas white rice is a starch that converts to sugar in your body.

You could also substitute any vegetables you’d like and it will still turn out beautifully.  I went to Costco and bought a 5 lb. bag of cut mixed veggies and that’s been a huge time-saver for me.

This dish seriously only took 20 minutes to get on the table. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal!  And it’s even better reheated the next day so it’s ideal for a healthy lunch at work!

Quinoa and Sautéed Veggies


1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup mushrooms

3 cups mixed vegetables, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

feta (optional, for topping)


Heat water and quinoa until boiling and turn heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until all water is absorbed.  In a separate pan, heat oil and add mushrooms, mixed vegetables, and bell pepper.  Add in teriyaki sauce.  Cook on low until veggies are soft (or desired softness).  Add veggie mixture to quinoa and serve.  A little feta or avocado adds another delicious flavor to this dish.  Serves 4-6.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!  I’d love for you to stop by My Real Food Family and check out my other recipes.  I even have healthier desserts that you would never know had been healthified!  You can also follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more recipes and tips to live a healthy life!

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