Slow Cooker Mushroom Quinoa is a meal that is filling and nutritious. It’s easy to make in your slow cooker and can be a complete meat free meal!
Slow Cooker Mushroom Quinoa is a new favorite of mine. I love the fact that it can be a side, a lunch or a full dinner on it’s own. And, I LOVE that it came together in the slow cooker (my first attempt too so I was a bit nervous about it!). I was talking on our Facebook Group (come over it’s fun there!!!) about healthy packed lunches – and I brought this 3 days (hello healthy and filling at the same time!).
Have you tried quinoa? Slow Cooker Mushroom Quinoa would be a great way to try it (or if you already know how much you like quinoa this is a great way to enjoy it in a new way!). I love the fact that quinoa is such a complete food. It has protein, it has fiber, and it’s just good for you. I also like taking a break from the rice side dishes (don’t get me wrong I love myself some rice – it’s just nice to have a change of pace).
One thing I do want to warn you about. Usually with the slow cooker if it stays on a bit longer – that’s ok. Quinoa? I don’t trust it. It should really not be on low longer than 6-6.5 hours (high around 3). Use this great tip that many of our readers do – buy a cheap light timer and plug your slow cooker in to it if you have to leave it to cook. That way you are sure to not come home to a burnt slow cooker and dinner!
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