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Shrimp Quinoa

Shrimp Quinoa Recipe


Hot cooked quinoa is tossed with shrimp, asparagus, red bell pepper, and mushrooms in this one dish meal.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring the quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the remaining liquid absorb into the quinoa.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, and red bell pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the asparagus, mushrooms, raisins, and ginger; continue cooking until the asparagus is tender. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until the shrimp have turned pink and are no longer translucent in the center.
  3. Stir the lemon juice into the quinoa, then toss the quinoa with the shrimp and vegetable mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Shrimp Quinoa

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 378.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 54 %
carbohydrates: 14 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 23 %
fat: 16 %
saturated fat: 8 %
cholesterol: 58 %
vitamin a iu: 28 %
niacin equivalents: 78 %
vitamin b6: 36 %
vitamin c: 82 %
folate: 32 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 33 %
magnesium: 48 %
potassium: 21 %
sodium: 8 %
thiamin: 24 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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