This Curried Quinoa adds light, delicious flavor for a healthy side dish to serve along with roasted vegetables and a protein source.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 orange or red bell pepper chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1/2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa uncooked
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, optional
In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over medium high heat.
Saute garlic, onion and peppers for about 5-7 minutes until tender
Add curry and turmeric and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Being careful not to burn the spices.
Add quinoa, water, and cinnamon
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Cook covered for about 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
Fluff with a fork and add pepper to taste.
Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 27.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.7mg