Had enough of quinoa yet? Good, neither have we. We’re happy to explore each and every way that you can use the protein-rich seed. Next up: stuffed portobellos. Both the quinoa filling and mushrooms are seasoned with warm spices, giving you waves of smokiness, savoriness, and mild heat in each bite. Everything gets sprinkled with a mozzarella and panko breadcrumb garnish, so there’s plenty of crunch and cheesy goodness to go around, too.
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Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to upper position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Trim, then thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate. Split open chili and remove seeds; finely mince flesh. TIP: Wash your hands after to avoid spreading the heat.
Melt 1 TBSP butter in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites, half the fry seasoning, half the smoked paprika, and 1 tsp chili (use more or less to taste). Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir quinoa, 1 cup water, and a large pinch of salt into pot. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
Once quinoa is boiling, reduce heat under pot to low and let simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove gills from underside of portobellos with a spoon and trim away any large pieces of stem.
Brush portobellos with 2 TBSP olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then rub all over with remaining fry seasoning and smoked paprika. Arrange smooth-side up on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until tender, 10-15 minutes. Once done, preheat broiler to high.
While portobellos roast, melt 1 TBSP butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add panko and toast, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl, then stir in mozzarella and set aside. Core and dice tomato. Fluff quinoa with a fork once tender, then stir in tomato. Season with salt and pepper.
Flip roasted portobellos so that smooth side faces down, then fill with ⅓ cup quinoa mixture each. Sprinkle panko mixture over stuffed portobellos. Place under broiler and let cheese melt, about 3 minutes. Divide remaining quinoa mixture between plates, then top with stuffed portobellos. Garnish with scallion greens.