Sunday, April 8, 2012

curried quinoa

I've been on the hunt for tasty quinoa recipes.  I LOVE the stuff but Eric isn't so fond of it, so I'm trying to find more ways to cook it so it's a little more enjoyable for him.  He doesn't ever complain but it pushes me to research and find more ways to be creative in the kitchen.

I added a few veggies to the dish to give it some texture and added a little more chicken broth to cook the quinoa.  Other than that, I didn't deviate from the recipe and it was good.  It doesn't taste like a strong curry and it's not too spicy, however I did dilute the spices when I added the extra broth.

curried quinoa

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook and stir for 2 minutes; add quinoa and cook and stir until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
  1. Pour broth into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add curry and chile powders; cover and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Happy Healthy Eating!! xoxo

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