Rating: 4.53 stars
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A savory side dish, tasty yet simple, with carrots, celery, onions and quinoa. I always cut my veggies really small, more like mincing because I don't like chunky veggies. It is always optional to cut this small. This would probably taste great with rice as well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, quinoa, basil, and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid. Once done, stir in the lime juice, and season to taste with salt to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fat 11.1g; sodium 195.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made double the recipe without doubling the oil. I used chicken bouillion instead of vegetable broth (that's just what I had on hand). Also for some reason I imagined the directions had said to finely julienne the carrots, so I shredded them in a food processor instead of slicing them. I didn't have lime juice either. Otherwise I kept to the directions and it turned out great. There were no leftovers. My family loved it and at least one person had extra helpings. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2012
Interesting but not my favorite. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made double the recipe without doubling the oil. I used chicken bouillion instead of vegetable broth (that's just what I had on hand). Also for some reason I imagined the directions had said to finely julienne the carrots, so I shredded them in a food processor instead of slicing them. I didn't have lime juice either. Otherwise I kept to the directions and it turned out great. There were no leftovers. My family loved it and at least one person had extra helpings. :) Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2011
This was good and I will make it again, but with less oil. I will put the vegetables in at the same time as the broth, quinoa and spices, so they aren't overcooked. I think it needs one more spice, I'm just not sure what that is. I will also use a bit more onion and a bit less lime juice next time. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
Easy to make! If anything, the amount of turmeric and lime juice should be cut down, but otherwise you get used to the taste! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2011
Great meatless dish! I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock I added a pinch of cumin and just a pinch of turmeric much better flavor. And forgot to add the lime and still I devoured it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2011
This is a really good recipe. I cubed the carrots & actually liked the veggies on the softer side (in response to the reviewer who suggested not pre-sauteeing the vegetables). Level of turmeric was just right & the lime juice added a nice brightness right at the end. I'm hoping no one eats the leftovers so I can have them for lunch today! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
Doubled for dinner and there was none left! Wonderful flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
I really enjoyed this recipe and I have been using it as a base to experiment with. My flavorite so far was adding 2 leafs of shredded cabbage (which I cooked 1st for a few mins), i also added thinly sliced asparagus. I use fresh basil which I add at the end during the simer. And I don't add salt at all...the veggie broth is loaded with sodium. Oh and I also used half red quinoa, half white. Yee-Haw good stuff...wife gave me a check in the plus column she did ;P Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
This was really good. I used curry powder and a pinch of cumin; I don't know much about turmeric so I just picked something I thought would go with the other ingredients. It made more than 3 servings though. More like 6 or 7 for what my family eats. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2011
Nice quinoa recipe very good with a subtle flavour nothing too overpowering. I used organic red quinoa - it was a nice healthy and colourful dish! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2012
Interesting but not my favorite. Read More
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