Obsessed doesn’t even begin to describe my sentiment towards the truffled quinoa and cheese from Snap Kitchen. So darn delicious. And after some quick label investigation? I was beyond confident that I could recreate this delish in my kitch.
I ventured to the Whole Foods butter section and reacquainted myself with the black truffle butter I had fallen so deeply in love with not so long ago. The first time you spend ten bucks on three ounces of butter is a little painful. The second time? Pshhh. So yum, not phased.
FoodFash Truffled Quinoa & Cheese (yields 4 – 300 calorie servings)
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 – 8 oz. package of baby bellas, stems removed and chopped
2 tablespoons black truffle butter
2 oz. gruyere cheese, shredded
salt & white pepper to taste
Bring quinoa and water to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat and add mushrooms. Saute the mushrooms, stirring every few minutes, until they are deep brown in color. Remove the quinoa from the heated burner and stir in the truffle butter until melted. Fold in the sauteed mushrooms and add salt and white pepper to taste. Top each serving with 1/2 oz. of shredded cheese and serve.
When I reviewed Snap Kitchen’s version on Tasted Menu, I noted how rare it was to find a healthy truffle dish. And even though butter and cheese are far from topping the health charts, using less than 100 calories of each per serving counts as total moderation in my book. Serve with a hearty portion of greens and you’ve got yourself a sinful, bases-covered meal!