Wine and Rosemary Quinoa

Wine and Rosemary Quinoa at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

On the Udi’s Gluten Free Community website, one of the naturally gluten free foods my fellow community leaders and I like to recommend to members is quinoa. It’s a terrific source of vegetarian protein, too. However, lately I’ve noticed that my kids don’t like it all that much. In fact, they tell me quinoa tastes kind of gross. One way I combat that is by rinsing the quinoa before cooking. Another thing I try to do is dress it up by combining it with salt, spices, and some veggie add-ins like diced roasted peppers during the cooking process.

One successful quinoa recipe I regularly feed to my family is based on this recipe from Mizkan. Instead of couscous, I use quinoa (I use Bob's Red Mill Organic Grain Quinoa) and have adjusted the amounts of water and Holland House White Cooking Wine accordingly. It makes a great side dish when serving grilled steaks or smoked beer can chicken, and it makes great use of the rosemary we have growing in the garden.

In the pictures, it’s hard to see the tiny bits of rosemary. Believe me, it’s there. Also, I checked the ingredients of Holland House's cooking wine, and it's gluten free, too.

Wine and Rosemary Quinoa at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Wine and Rosemary Quinoa


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Holland House® White Cooking Wine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped )
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except for the quinoa.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat. Let boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove cover, pour in quinoa, and replace cover.
  4. Bring back to a full boil, then turn heat down to medium low.
  5. Bring back to a full boil, then turn heat down to medium low.
  6. Cook for 12 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed by quinoa.
  7. Remove from burner and let sit for 15 minutes. (Keep lid on.)
  8. Remove lid, stir quinoa and serve.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Serving size: 1/4 to 1/6 of recipe

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Disclosure: As an Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.

Mizkan, the parent company of Holland House, provided compensation for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.

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