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Red Quinoa Bowl with Swiss Chard and Poached Egg

Total Time
40 mins

Technically a seed (so no gluten), quinoa is touted as a superfood for its high fiber and protein. The runny yolk of a poached egg creates a little sauce on top.

GF breakfast: Red Quinoa Bowl with Swiss Chard and Poached Egg (0115)

Iain Bagwell
 1/2 cup red quinoa, rinsed
 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  About 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
 1 large carrot, cut into thick coins
 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems chopped and leaves torn, divided
 1 large garlic clove, minced
 1 portabella mushroom, dark gills removed, then halved and cut into 1/2-in.-wide slices
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 2 large eggs
 2 tablespoons chopped chives
Step 1

Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan with about 2 in. of water and the vinegar to a simmer; keep hot, covered.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, carrot, and chard stems, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and mushroom; cook until mushroom softens, adding oil to pan if needed, about 2 minutes. Put chard leaves on top of vegetables, add 2 tbsp. water and the salt, and cook, covered, until leaves wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in quinoa. Divide mixture between 2 bowls.

Step 3

Crack an egg into a small dish. Using a slotted spoon, swirl simmering water in a circle, then slowly pour in egg. Cook until white firms and yolk is done the way you like (1 minute for softly set).

Step 4

Lift egg out of water to top one of the quinoa bowls; repeat with second egg. Drizzle each bowl with 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with pepper and chives.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 483Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%

Saturated Fat 4.7g24%
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 1232mg52%
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%

Dietary Fiber 6.9g28%
Protein 17g34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.