The flavors of the broccoli and sweet potatoes compliment each other wonderfully in this recipe! I wasn't sure if steaming the sweet potatoes was necessary or not. It might be okay to skip that step. However, I wasn't sure if they would get tender enough by just cooking them in oil, so I went ahead and did it and it turned out great!

Bethany Giles
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place the diced sweet potatoes into a saucepan, and pour in 1/4-inch of water. Cover, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Steam until the sweet potatoes are just slightly tender, about 10 minutes. While the potatoes are steaming, heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion and broccoli until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Once the potatoes have finished steaming, add them to the broccoli mixture, and season with garlic powder. Continue cooking until the potatoes have cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes. Stir the broccoli mixture together with the cooked quinoa and almonds. Season to taste with soy sauce if desired to serve.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; 15.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 252 mg sodium. 51.6 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
We really enjoyed this recipe. I chopped the onion in a very fine dice fried it with 4 cloves of garlic until it was slightly soft then added the raw sweet potato to it fried until the sweet potato started getting soft then added the broccoli (I used fresh) but the lid on it until the broccoli was done. I used roasted unsalted almonds which I chopped... sprinkled them on top of the finished dish along with some dried cranberries. Ginger and cinnamon would be a nice addition but it's very good as-is. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
This was a decent dish my family enjoyed it. It is definitely simple and a little plain...it needed lots of soy sauce to add flavor. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
We really enjoyed this recipe. I chopped the onion in a very fine dice fried it with 4 cloves of garlic until it was slightly soft then added the raw sweet potato to it fried until the sweet potato started getting soft then added the broccoli (I used fresh) but the lid on it until the broccoli was done. I used roasted unsalted almonds which I chopped... sprinkled them on top of the finished dish along with some dried cranberries. Ginger and cinnamon would be a nice addition but it's very good as-is. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
We really enjoyed this recipe. I chopped the onion in a very fine dice fried it with 4 cloves of garlic until it was slightly soft then added the raw sweet potato to it fried until the sweet potato started getting soft then added the broccoli (I used fresh) but the lid on it until the broccoli was done. I used roasted unsalted almonds which I chopped... sprinkled them on top of the finished dish along with some dried cranberries. Ginger and cinnamon would be a nice addition but it's very good as-is. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
I got creative with this recipe based on other reviews and omitted the garlic powder used 3 cloves fresh chopped threw those in the pan with the onions added all the other ingredients plus sprinkled ground ginger some nutmeg and cinnamon then about a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries just a hodge podge of ingredients and it turned out amazing! Each bite has a surprise of flavors and I chopped up the almonds so they weren't whole and it gives it a nice crunch. This is one of those recipes you can't really mess up and fun to play around with. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
A nice balanced dish. I used 2 sweet potatoes and fresh broccoli and I added some ginger because I had it on hand- I think that gives the dish the flare it needs! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
This was a decent dish my family enjoyed it. It is definitely simple and a little plain...it needed lots of soy sauce to add flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
I'm totally obsessed with quinoa right now so I loved this recipe! I cooked everything in coconut oil and used fresh broccoli and garlic (omitted the garlic pwd.) The sweet potatoes did seem to take a long time to cook. When done I added raw sliced almonds dried cranberries along with cinnamon ginger and salt to taste. Very yummy; can't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2011
I used amaranth instead of quinoa green onions fresh broccoli and fresh garlic. I might have changed too much to make this an authentic review! I think I will fry the sweet potato along with the broccoli onion and garlic next time. The texture of steamed sweet potatoes with the crunchiness of the grain and stir fried veggies left something to be desired. This tasted fine but next time I will try adding ginger for additional flavor and cut back on the soy sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
This is simply wonderful! I used coconut oil instead of canola oil which gives it a bit of a sweet exotic flavor. The second time I made it I also added a bit of ginger as other suggested. Definately one of my favorite dishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
Added cinnamon and craisans very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
This was soooo good! I followed all of Momi's suggestions.:) Read More
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