This one-pot meal is a hearty, satisfying way to welcome the cool breezes of fall. If you can’t find Swiss chard, spinach also works well.
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 to a half of your Leek, white and tender green parts chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems cut into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn into large pieces
2 cups sliced mushrooms
4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 tsp.)
2 3/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup quinoa
Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks and chard stems, and cook 4 minutes, or until softened, stirring often. Add mushrooms, and cook 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and chard leaves. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, or until leaves are wilted, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and bulgur is tender. Remove pan from heat, and serve. Serves 4.