This colorful quinoa dish is easy to cook, and my toddler loves it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and red, green and yellow peppers; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for about 2 more minutes. Stir in the quinoa, vegetable stock, and tomato puree.

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  • Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until quinoa grains are soft. Stir in the diced tomatoes and season with Italian seasoning. Cook until heated through, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 40.8g 13% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 486.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2006
I decreased the liquid to 1.5 cups and used beef broth (I had to use it up) and I think that gave it a good flavor. I also used red, yellow and orange peppers, so it was a pretty red-colored dish with the potatoes and green beans I served it with. The quinoa gives a great source of complete protein! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2007
This recipe is very simple, and I found using fresh basil a nice touch. To avoid a mushy quinoa, you definitely need to cut the stock down to 2 cups, but it also helps if you prep the quinoa like this: rinse it and and drain it, and then put it in a pan and dry toast until a few grains begin to pop. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2007
This recipe is very simple, and I found using fresh basil a nice touch. To avoid a mushy quinoa, you definitely need to cut the stock down to 2 cups, but it also helps if you prep the quinoa like this: rinse it and and drain it, and then put it in a pan and dry toast until a few grains begin to pop. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2006
I decreased the liquid to 1.5 cups and used beef broth (I had to use it up) and I think that gave it a good flavor. I also used red, yellow and orange peppers, so it was a pretty red-colored dish with the potatoes and green beans I served it with. The quinoa gives a great source of complete protein! Read More
(70)
Rating: 2 stars
02/14/2005
The flavour of this was good but it was mushy and soggy. There must be an error in this recipe. it calls for 3/4 cup of quinoa and 4 CUPS of veggie broth. From what I've read quinoa need a 1:2 ratio (quinoa to liquid) I tried doubling the quinoa. It made a HUGE batch way more than a family of 4 could eat. I imagine if you reduce the liquid to 1 1/2 cups it might be good. I will try it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2007
This is an awsome dish! I took suggestions from the other reviewers- I reduced the cooking liquid and added some feta cheese. Also I used canned tomatoes and used the liquid from the can as cooking liquid. A family member suggested it might make a good filling for stuffed peppers. I'll definately meke this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
This was delicious! I used 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups of homemade turkey broth to make it less soupy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2008
This would get 5 stars from me if the liquid was adjusted to 2 cups so it wasn't so soggy. Still we ate it all and my teen son even went back for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2008
I whole heartedly agree with the other reviewers regarding the soupiness. This would have 4 stars had I cut down the broth-quinoa ratio. Definately omit 2 cups of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
Soooo good and even better the next day for lunch. Even my roommate liked it and he's super picky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2007
This recipe taste good but it was to watery. I followed the exact recipe but I expected it to come out like rice where the liquid is absorbed into the quinoa. I'll try less stock next time. Read More
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