Savoury Quinoa

    45 minutes

    This savoury quinoa can be eaten as a side dish or as a full dinner because quinoa is a complete protein. This dish has celery, carrots, onion, garlic and basil.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
    • 2 carrots, sliced
    • 1 small onion, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 cup vegetable stock
    • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in the vegetable stock, quinoa, basil and turmeric. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low, cover then simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid.
    3. Once done, stir in the lime juice then season to taste with salt.

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    At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made double the recipe without doubling the oil. I used chicken bouillion instead of vegetable broth (that's just what I had on hand). Also for some reason I imagined the directions had said to finely julienne the carrots, so I shredded them in a food processor instead of slicing them. I didn't have lime juice either. Otherwise I kept to the directions and it turned out great. There were no leftovers. My family loved it and at least one person had extra helpings.  -  02 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was good and I will make it again, but with less oil. I will put the vegetables in at the same time as the broth, quinoa and spices, so they aren't overcooked. I think it needs one more spice, I'm just not sure what that is. I will also use a bit more onion and a bit less lime juice next time.  -  05 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy to make! If anything, the amount of turmeric and lime juice should be cut down, but otherwise you get used to the taste! Thanks for the recipe!  -  23 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)