Curried Quinoa Recipe with Peas. Full of healthy protein, filling and flavorful. Vegan comfort food. It’s delightful.
This Curried Quinoa is a scrumptiously flavorful vegan dish. Whenever I bring food anywhere to share, I try to bring food that everyone can and will eat. That can be challenging since there are always several vegetarians, a couple of people who are allergic to gluten, and a diabetic. Always remember that people who are truly allergic to gluten (celiac disease) can only eat grains that are not only naturally gluten-free, but they also have to be processed carefully in a facility that is gluten-free. Otherwise, cross contamination can occur. The box of quinoa should say “gluten free” or “processed in a gluten-free facility.”
This Curried Quinoa recipe, originally taken from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics and modified a bit, is always a hit at potlucks.
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Curried Quinoa Recipe
Easy, full of protein and delicious Curried Quinoa Recipe.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan until hot.
Sauté the onions in the oil until they are soft and transparent (4-5 minutes).
Add the ginger, cayenne and quinoa and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add the remaining spices and cook for another minute and stir.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the peas, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes until the peas are tender and the water has been absorbed.
Fluff with a fork and add the cilantro before serving.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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