Quinoa Corn Chowder

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 45 min
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons salted butter 

1 medium onion, finely chopped 

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 

1 cup golden quinoa 

2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed (or kernels from 2 to 3 large cobs) 

5 cups chicken stock 

1/2 cup heavy cream 

2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered 

2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 

4 ounces bacon (about 6 slices) 

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 

2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped 

4 green onions, finely chopped 

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot set over medium heat, heat the oil and butter, about 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the quinoa and corn, and saute for 3 minutes more. Add the stock, cream, potatoes, and Old Bay. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the quinoa and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, using kitchen shears, cut the bacon into small pieces and add to a medium skillet set over medium heat. Cook until brown and crispy, about 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Set aside.
  3. Add the shrimp to quinoa and cook until they are pink and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Just before serving, add the parsley, green onions, and bacon.
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9 Reviews

Anonymous

Good. Great even. But trust me here... add cumin. SO GOOD with the cumin! Brings it all together. I think I ended up adding around 2 tsp. 

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