Quinoa Cooked with Beer, Mushrooms and Onions

  • Recipe TypeSide Dish
  • Prep Time30 minutes
  • Yield3 - 4

This quinoa cooked with beer, mushrooms and onions from The Spoonful of Life is a healthy and unique side dish guaranteed to spice up your favorite meal.


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 + salt (to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sage, chopped


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. When the onions are soft and the mushrooms browned, add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and let sit 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Kate and CookieIn her blog The Spoonful of Life, Caitlyn shares her chronicles as a sister, daughter, friend, student, runner, reader, eater, baker, life-lover and traveler. She currently works as an accounting intern but aspires to be a registered dietitian.