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Curried Quinoa

grains recipes Feb 24, 2021
Curried Quinoa

Need a superstar grain to kick your next veggie bowl up a notch? May we recommend our Curried Quinoa? It’s full of comforting Indian spices, fresh garlic, shallot and ginger...along with some fresh herbs and almonds for crunch.


Layer it as a based in an Indian inspired grain bowl, sprinkle it into salads or stuff it into wraps. How will you integrated this recipe into your next meal? 


Curried Quinoa

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes 

Makes 3 cups



1 Tbsp coconut oil or vegetable broth

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 shallot, chopped

1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1 Tbsp yellow curry powder

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp coriander

1 cup quinoa, rinsed well

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup vegetable broth 

juice of 1 lime

¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

¼ cup mint, finely chopped

½ cup raw almonds, chopped

sea salt, to taste



  1. In a medium pot, heat the oil or vegetable broth. Add the garlic, shallot and ginger. Cook for about 3 minutes until softened. 
  2. Stir in the curry powder, turmeric and coriander. Add the quinoa, coconut milk, vegetable broth and lime juice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small dry pan, toast the almonds.
  4. When the quinoa is done cooking, fluff with a fork and stir in the fresh herbs, and almonds. Season with salt to taste.


Spoiler Alert: Curried Quinoa will stay fresh in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a week. To reheat, place in a saucepan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of water (or microwave).


Batch it up! Curried Quinoa can be stored in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 8 to 10 months. 

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