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Curry Quinoa

This Curried Quinoa adds light, delicious flavor for a healthy side dish to serve along with roasted vegetables and a protein source.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 142kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • ENJOY!!

Nutrition

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