Suzy's Special Red Quinoa Recipe -
Suzy's Special Red Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Suzy's Special Red Quinoa

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"Red Quinoa flavored with Chinese five-spice powder. "

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  1. Place the water, butter, five-spice powder, ginger, black pepper, and beef bouillon cube into a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Stir the mixture to dissolve the bouillon cube, then add the quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins


  • Cook's Note
  • I used Roland® brand for the red quinoa, and Knorr® for the bouillon cube. I also prefer the quinoa a little underdone. Hope you enjoy this.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2012

Very simple, very tasty. Thank you. BTW when you change a recipe by decreasing the spices in it, well it's not quite fair to call it bland, now is it?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2010

The Chinese five-spice flavor was over whelming. Unless you want a very strong flavor of 5-spice cut the amount added. I will make it again and add only enough 5-spice to taste a hint of it.


9 Ratings

Sep 07, 2010

Excellent and simple. The Chinese 5-spice was a nice and I used fresh ginger instead of powdered.

Apr 04, 2013

I used the full amount of spice with white quinoa. What a great dish! Oops, I used my garam masala instead of Chinese 5-spice. Sorry...I just have to rate it because it was so fragrantly good. Both of these mixtures have many variations, so that will affect your outcome. I have seen 5-spice with cinnamon as the first ingredient, and others with szechuan pepper as the first! I like the garam masala on this site, and it is probably milder than most 5-spice recipes. I plan to make this on a regular basis.

Nov 22, 2010

Not for us. Decreased the amount of 5-spice and it was very bland. Could only remotely taste a bit of cinnamon.

Jan 12, 2014

Fantastic! Even the two little kids love it! Instead of water, I added some bone broth that we have going in our slow cooker 24/7 during the winter months. As a result, ours was not as salty as I think it would have been had I used bullion, but this was easily rectified by adding a couple pinches of salt after cooking. I also used freshly grated ginger so there's a little extra spicy kick.


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

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

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