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Quinoa Biryani

Rated as 3.1 out of 5 Stars
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"A delicious take on the traditional Indian biryani."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 334
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in quinoa and allow to toast briefly. Stir in the garlic, ginger, cinnamon sticks, turmeric, cardamom, and cloves. Cook and stir until the spices are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pour in the water. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil; add potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower. Recover, then reduce heat to low and cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the broccoli and green beans, then replace cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in the green peas, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  3. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion; cook and stir until the onion is golden, about 8 minutes. Mix in the cashew pieces, stirring constantly until lightly toasted. Transfer quinoa and vegetables to a large platter or bowl. Top with the onion/cashew mixture and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 334 calories; 11.2 50.3 10.6 8 129 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is a great base, but I found it bland as is. Other than caramelizing red onions in coconut oil while the quinoa was cooking, I followed the recipe exactly, but after tasting it I increased ...

Most helpful critical review

most certainly is a great way to combine veggies with a natural protein-rich grain. Needs more spices unless you're serving small young ones.

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This is a great base, but I found it bland as is. Other than caramelizing red onions in coconut oil while the quinoa was cooking, I followed the recipe exactly, but after tasting it I increased ...

most certainly is a great way to combine veggies with a natural protein-rich grain. Needs more spices unless you're serving small young ones.

Great and easy recipe. I used vegetable broth instead of water and add 3/4 cup of raisin. it adds a bit a sweet and flavour to it

This is an amazing way to eat quinoa. I am trying to get more healthy quinoa in my diet but get tired of the simple quinoa-onion-beans combo or the add-it-to-soup. This is a super delicious, n...

I happen to love the indian basmati rice version of biryani but this recipe was SO BLAND! Very dissappointing. I've had quinoa in salads and love it but I didn't feel that it's a good base for a...

I found it bland. I thought it was because it was my first time using cardamom and I didn't really know how to use it, but reading other reviews reassure me. I might try it again if somebody ha...

I also found it bland and certainly would not put potato in it again as that didn't seem to match and was just another bland addition. I added craisins as I didn`t have raisins and that was sli...

pretty bland, I added some raisins and that helped

very tasty! it does need some additional salt/pepper, but otherwise great flavoring! will use again!