Coconut curried Quinoa

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Coconut curried quinoa

Quinoa (keen-wa) is a fantastic wheat-free alternative. It is an excellent source of protein and can be used as cereal at breakfast time, with a salad for lunch  or as a side dish for dinner like couscous or rice. It is naturally high in fibre in-turn making it a low GI food.

Quinoa is usually boiled in water or stock similar to rice and has a slightly nutty flavour.

The following recipe is a really delicious way to spice up your quinoa:

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 courgette chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric

Method:

  • Saute onion in a large saucepan with some oil until tender
  • Add the chopped pepper & courgette, saute until slightly softened.
  • Stir in the curry powder, ginger, turmeric- Stirring continuously for 1 minute.
  • Add in the quinoa, water & coconut milk
  • Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer until quinoa is soft & almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

Really tasty as a dish on its own or with chicken or salmon.

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Coconut curried quinoa with vegetables & salmon

 

 

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