Samosa Inspired Quinoa-Stuffed Portobellos
 
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These portobellos are juicy, delicious, and stuffed with a flavorful samosa spiced quinoa.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4-5 portobellos
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup dry tricolor quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 1 Anaheim green chile, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • ¼ tsp. tumeric
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup peas
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces
  • juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pot or pan. Rinse the quinoa well and add to the pan. Toast until all water evaporates. Then add the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and cook covered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir and return the cover. Keep covered for about 5 more minutes until all water has been absorbed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare all of your veggies and mash the chickpeas. Measure the spices and combine in a small dish.
  4. Wash the portobellos with a damp paper towel, remove the stems, and use a spoon to remove the gills. Coat both sides with olive oil and place underside up in a glass baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. While the portobellos cook, heat the coconut oil in a heavy bottomed skillet. Saute the shallots for about a minute and a half. Then add the green chili, carrots, and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the spices and toss to coat the veggies. Stir in the cilantro and cook for about a minutes. Add in the chickpeas, cooked quinoa and peas and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and stir in the green onion, pecans, and lemon.
  6. Remove the portobellos from the oven and uncover. Evenly distribute the quinoa stuffing amongst the mushrooms. Don't worry about the stuffing that won't fit or falls out. It will get nice and crispy, perfect for serving alongside the stuffed portobellos.
  7. Return the portobellos to the oven and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with the crispy excess quinoa and enjoy!
Recipe by MORE. at http://www.moreveganblog.com/2014/02/22/samosa-inspired-quinoa-stuffed-portobellos/