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Quinoa with Asian Flavors Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Quinoa with Asian Flavors

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"Quinoa is the ultimate super food. Cook it like rice in a rice cooker or on the stove with chicken broth, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic, and you have a delicious and healthy side dish. It goes great with chicken, fish, and seafood."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in quinoa and allow to toast for 2 to 3 minutes, then add chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes. Fluff quinoa with fork and top with green onions before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2009

I strongly recommend to rinse quinoa thoroughly before toasting it a little to remove its natural defense of bitterness & proceed w/the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2011

Gah, salty!!!! I just finished making this (following the recipe as is) and it's so, so salty! Use reduced sodium broth and 1/2 the soy sauce. In the mean time, I'm going to work on making this taste better.

Jul 27, 2009

This is the best simple Quinoa recipe I have found so far, I did alter it a bit though. I used low sodium soy sauce, used two tablespoons grated fresh ginger. And for the onion (because I didn't have any green onions at the time) I used 1 tablespoon minced yellow onion and added it with the broth and other ingredients, then topped with crushed parsley. It was delicious as a healthy snack as well as a sidedish.

Aug 24, 2009

This is a nicely flavored quinoa, but I like to have some variation in texture, so I added arame (seaweed) and avocado, which for me would make this 5 stars. I also used veg broth instead of chicken. Nice, easy recipe!

Dec 31, 2009

This is the best quinoa recipe I've tried so far. I think quinoa works with an asian flavor. It was a little too strong though. I would double quinoa, cut back the soy sauce, or use low sodium chicken stock (too salty) next time. Also add broccoli!

Sep 17, 2009

I really liked this recipe... gave real rich flavor... although I used toasted sesame oil and chopped up some carrots instead of the onions :)

Dec 30, 2010

Just made this for lunch and it was awesome. I reduced the soy sauce to 1 TB and increased the garlic and ginger (1 small bulb, or about a dozen cloves and 1/4 minced fresh ginger). I think that the cooking time directed may be too long. My quinoa seemed done about 10 minutes sooner than described in the recipe. Over cooking quinoa ruins the texture. It becomes mushy and loses the mild crunchiness it has when cooked until the spirals start showing on the kernels.

Oct 30, 2009

Very good... Made it in my rice cooker, and served it with slow cooker oriental chicken.


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 455 mg
  • 18%

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

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