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Spiced Quinoa

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe combines pungent Mediterranean and Indian flavors for a quick and delicious side dish."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 440 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Stir together the olive oil, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the quinoa, curry powder, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
  2. Once the quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the drained garbanzo beans, toasted pine nuts, and raisins. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 440 calories; 15.6 g fat; 64.8 g carbohydrates; 14.8 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 851 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I found this when searching for recipes using chick peas (had leftovers from a batch cooked in crockpot). Sounded interesting so gave it a try. Glad I did! I'll make it again. I did increase...

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This might be the only one-star rating I've left. Possibly, it's because we don't like quinoa, although this is the only time I've tried it so it's hard to tell. The flavors did not marry well, ...

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I found this when searching for recipes using chick peas (had leftovers from a batch cooked in crockpot). Sounded interesting so gave it a try. Glad I did! I'll make it again. I did increase...

5 STARS ALL THE WAY! This was absolutely delish. I am very impressed. We will definitely add this to our regular rotation! I didn't have garbanzo beans, so I used spicy black beans. I doubl...

This was amazing and I would highly recommend it. All the flavors come together very well. I highly recommend including the raisins. I added some cayenne to spice it up a bit, and topped it w...

I realized halfway into the recipe that I didn't have broth, so I used water and it worked just fine. I also didn't have garbanzo beans and used pinto beans instead. I think you could use any mi...

Delicious! Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a whole grain and one of the most nutritious. This is a great way to serve it. I loved all the textures and flavors - I agree with another reviewer t...

This is now my husband's favorite meal. I've used dried cherries instead of raisins, and they work well too.

Very good. I made this for a vegan friend of mine (so used water instead of broth). I made the following substitutions and it turned out well: - used Craisins instead of raisins - used pecans ...

I was looking for a dish that used quinoa, and this satisfies my desire for both high fiber and high protein. This tasty dish relies on the spices added for the great flavor, so it's low in calo...

This was one of the N*R "runner-ups", so I decided to try it. It was pretty good - the pine nuts and raisins make it, in my opinion - they add extra levels of flavor and texture. I'm not a big...