Quinoa Risotto

A simple quinoa risotto recipe for one that is easy to make, super tasty, and can be made in under 20 minutes. Quinoa is very nutrituous and a great source of protein and fiber. You can also easily add additional ingredients to make your bowl of quinoa even more enjoyable. If you want to make more servings, you can increase the quinoa and broth with a ratio of 1:2 (quinoa:broth).


Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup — Royal Organic Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup — Chicken Broth (Unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup — Monte Bene Garlic Marinara
  • 1/4 cup — Italian Blend Grated Cheese (Parmesan, Asiago, Romano)

Quick Summary

Cook 1/4 cup quinoa with 1/2 cup of chicken broth in small saucepan for 12 minutes. Mix in 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and simmer for 5 additional minutes. Transfer to bowl and mix in 1/4 cup of grated cheese.

Step By Step Instrucitons

  1. Add a 1/4 cup of Royal Organic Quinoa and 1/2 cup of Chicken Broth to a small cooking pot. I use a small 1-Quart Farberware Stainless Steel Saucepan. Saucepan of Quinoa

  2. Turn heat on HIGH until boil and then lower heat to simmer for 12 minutes. Keep an eye when bringing to boil, as the pot can easily boil over. Boiling Quinoa

  3. After simmering for 12 minutes, mix in 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and cover for 5 additional minutes. Quinoa and Tomato Sauce Quinoa and Tomato Sauce Mixed

  4. Finally transfer everything from the saucepan into a bowl and add 1/4 cup of grated cheese. Mix together while it’s still hot so the cheese melds. This recipe is so easy to make, try adding additional ingredients to suit your taste buds. Enjoy! Quinoa and Cheese Quinoa and Cheese Mixed

Ingrident Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Royal Organic Quinoa (0.25c) 170 6g 3g 30g
Chicken Broth Unsalted (0.5c) 10 2g 0.5g 0g
Italian Blend Grated Cheese (0.25c) 100 9g 7g 0g
Monte Bene Garlic Marinara (0.5c) 45 1g 1.5g 7g
TOTAL 325 18g 12g 37g