Spiced Quinoa


This quinoa is flavored with aromatic Mediterranean and Indian spices for a quick and delicious side dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock

  • ¾ cup quinoa

  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts

  • ½ cup raisins, soaked in hot water and drained (Optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in stock, quinoa, curry powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Stir beans, pine nuts, and raisins into cooked quinoa. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
16g Fat
65g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 851mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 659mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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