I love quinoa and I wanted to make something that was flavorful and filling. The vegetables can be changed to your liking!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa, water, and 1 pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Once done, drain a mesh strainer, and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper, and corn; continue cooking until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute more, then stir in the cooked quinoa and green onions. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

279.6 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 13.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
This dish was DELICIOUS! Even my husband liked it! I did add a few things...about 1 TBS of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted. I used minced garlic (1 heaping TBS) because I didn't have any fresh. I cooked the quinoa in 2 cups of chicken broth instead of water. (not 3! Quinoa is cooked like rice, 1 part quinoa 2 parts liquid) This was my whole dinner, my husband had it as a side dish to steak. This was incredible and my new favorite way to make quinoa! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2012
I'm a big fan of quinoa so tried this recipe. I found it to be bland and boring. Read More
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247 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
This dish was DELICIOUS! Even my husband liked it! I did add a few things...about 1 TBS of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted. I used minced garlic (1 heaping TBS) because I didn't have any fresh. I cooked the quinoa in 2 cups of chicken broth instead of water. (not 3! Quinoa is cooked like rice, 1 part quinoa 2 parts liquid) This was my whole dinner, my husband had it as a side dish to steak. This was incredible and my new favorite way to make quinoa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
both my husband and i love the flavors of this dish. as the recipe states, you can use almost any vegetable that you have on hand. i used garlic, red onion, fresh corn cut from the cob, red bell pepper and celery. i also used red quinoa which, i think, takes more time to cook than white quinoa. awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
Finally! A way I enjoy quinoa. This recipe rocks...the cumin & oregano give it just a little more flavor. And straining made the texture so much better...it also makes it moldable so you can play around with serving it aesthetically (e.g. use a measuring cup pack it then turn it upside down on the plate). I'll make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
So healthy and delicious. Added green onion, cherry tomatoes, frozen corn, can of drained rinsed black beans, fresh baby spinach, made a dressing of 1/4c olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and cracked pepper and the juice of 2 limes and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Also cooked my quinoa in chicken broth. So good! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
Great recipe you can change up. I cooked my quinoa with half veggie broth, half water and 2 cut up carrots (so they would soften). For my veggies I used garlic, bell pepper, kale, zucchini, and cauliflower. I added a little more cumin and a little garlic powder and it came out wonderful. My carnivorous boyfriend topped his with marinara sauce and said it was the best veggie meal I've made to date. Really easy, really versatile, really delicious. Play around with it, you can pretty much add anything! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
This is my very first time trying quinoa, not even sure how its pronounced. I really loved it and this dish is awesome, quite simple and i used red bell peppers, broccoli, onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Its a simple dish, nothing too special but since I have never had quinoa I will give it a 5 because it tasted good all together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
Really tasty. I made it with carrots broccoli and snow peas cause that is what's in season right now where I live. Benefits from extra S&P. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2010
Yum Yum so good & easy to make. I'm giving up rice!! I did add more herbs. 1/2 tp red pepper flakes basil & feta cheese kalamate olives mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2011
This was my first time making quinoa. This is a great basic dish which you can add whatever you want. I added leftover veggies -- onion green bell pepper carrots and asparagus. I also topped it with fresh chopped tomatoes feta cheese and avocado. It was wonderful. I used my bag directions for cooking the quinoa though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2012
I'm a big fan of quinoa so tried this recipe. I found it to be bland and boring. Read More
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