Curried Quinoa Recipe -
Curried Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Curried Quinoa

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"A light curry flavor makes delicious quinoa a great side dish for a multitude of main courses."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2010

We made this for dinner last night and my son went back for thirds! Added extra onion [because we like onion], a can of chickpeas and some frozen spinach for veggies & ½ tsp of Garam Masala for a bit of extra spice to the pot. This turned out fantastic and we will definitely be making this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2010

Okay, but missing something...

Nov 02, 2010

Oh my goodness, does this taste wonderful! I turned it into a main course, adding grilled chicken, zucchini, yellow squash and fresh peppers. Fantastic!

Jan 25, 2011

I've made about 10 times and it is AMAZING! I use our rice cooker (using the White Rice setting) and just throw everything in the pot - but left out the added salt since the chicken broth has plenty already. Thanks AF!

Apr 20, 2009

This is a very interesting quinoa recipe. We added lemon juice and it really made it pop! Next time I will reduce the chile powder because it was just a little bit too strong. All in all very enjoyable.

Dec 16, 2008

This was my first experience with quinoa and I'm very excited about how it turned out! Such a simple and yummy recipe that we really enjoyed! I followed the directions exactly except for using two tsp of regular chili powder since I didn't have ancho. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again, Thank you!

Dec 22, 2010

I used this recipe for my first attempt to cook quinoa, after hearing about how good it is for you. I liked it very much. I made the following changes though, based on others' reviews. Sub. chili powder for the ancho chili, add 1T. lemon juice, add 1 t. garam masala, and 1-2 cans drained chickpeas and/or cooked chicken breast.

Jan 21, 2011

This was my first attempt with cooking quinoa and it was surprisingly easy! This recipe was absolutely delicious and both myself and my dinner guests raved about it. A few modifcations I made were to add alot of veggies: asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini and bok choy which I sauteed in chicken broth, added a few dashes of soy sauce and sriracha (hot sauce) and some chicken breast. I threw in prawns at the end as well. I cooked the quinoa and sauteed onion with curry and chile powder in my rice cooker and added to the veggie mix at the end. This dish was so flavorful, very easy and quick to prepare. It is a new household favorite.


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  • Calories
  • 473 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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