Spicy vegetable & quinoa laksa

Spicy vegetable & quinoa laksa

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This high fibre dish counts as 3 of your 5-a-day, and it's delicious too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze ahead
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
398
protein
22g
carbs
55g
fat
12g
saturates
3g
fibre
7g
sugar
24g
salt
0.96g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 tbsp vegetarian korma or madras curry paste
  • 1l milk
  • 750g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 175g quinoa, rinsed

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Method

  1. Simmer the onion and the curry paste with a splash of water for 5 mins in a large saucepan, stirring from time to time. Heat the milk in a jug in the microwave.
  2. Add the vegetables and quinoa, then stir in the milk. Bring to the boil, simmer gently for 10 mins until the quinoa is cooked. Check seasoning. Serve with warm naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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archangelrich's picture
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This was tasty, but despite heating the milk separately, mine still separated. I also think to get a soup it needs a bit more liquid - my quinoa was like a sponge, and I ended up with something a not remotely resembling the picture! I also used half and half coconut milk / normal milk, and it tasted delicious - just didn't look too pretty!

gorias's picture
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I had been looking for simple quinoa recipes, and when I saw that this gives you 3 of your 5-a-day, I had to give it a try.

The best thing about this recipe is how simple it is! It's one of the easiest meals I've ever made. No stress whatsoever.

It was absolutely delicious. I've never tried laksa or anything similar before, but I really enjoyed it. The only hiccup I had was, rather than more of a soup consistency, mine ended up a lot thicker! It was more of a paste, really. Delicious, all the same, but I think next time I'll either take it off the hob sooner or just use more liquid. I forgot how absorbent quinoa is.

gayelizabeth's picture
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I tried this because I had some quinoa I wanted to clear up, but I honestly didn't think it sounded very exciting. I was wrong! It was absolutely delicious. I had some left-over cooked salmon which I flaked and added at the end and I think it would be even more delicious with cooked prawns added at the end as well. I shall try that next time. It was quite hot and spicy and my husband and I both loved it. I will definitely cook it again.

jennid's picture
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I also used half quantities for 2 people and it was more than sufficient. I also tried a 50/50 mixture of milk and coconut milk and would stick with that. I added more liquid during cooking, depends how thick you want it to be. Also the quinoa I used took 20 mins to cook. Very easy meal to prepare and extremely tasty. Will definetly add it to my favourites.

clairewarnes's picture
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i used rice and it was delicious!!

gr00vyc00k's picture
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This is amazing!!! I have adapted the veggies, I generally use a mix of fresh veggies rather than frozen mixed veg but it works very well indeed. I halved the ingredients because it made too much and still there was loads! Very healthy and very tasty - how often do you get that?!!

qiyamah's picture
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Amazing... a friend recommended I try eating Quinoa so I bought a bag. This was the first result I had from google, somehow it knew my favourite dish was Singapore laksa. Was impressed that you could make Laksa from plain milk...! Yes!

creakyhouse's picture
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As it is, this recipe failed to impress me. It was bland, and I would rather go for another recipe entirely if this one needs so much adaptation to work.

sazz92's picture

if i were to make this with coconut milk and then store it in the fridge in an air tight container how long should it last?

zoebazuin's picture
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Yummy! I made it with soya milk, in fact I'm eating it now. Will make it again. Has anyone had experience with freezing it?

ljarmstrong14's picture
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Really liked this recipe - so quick, easy & tasty. I used tikka paste rather than korma, and I also used both normal and coconut milk. Recipe states it will feed 4, but looking at our leftovers I think it could be more like a meal for 6 depending on portion sizes. Will definately make again.

cdisque's picture

Suzie, did you heat the milk before pouring it into the pot? I made the mistake of pouring cold milk into a hot pan in another recipe once - it curdled badly.

I only had one can of coconut milk on hand, so I used that and the rest regular milk - heated them together in a small pot on the stove before adding to the soup. It was still delicious with the milk, but next time it'll be all coconut, just because I love it.

Leftovers are great - I'm eating a bowl right now! I don't think it would be as good on day 2 if made with rice. Quinoa soaks up a lot of liquid, just as rice does, but the quinoa still retains its bite. Rice would get too soggy.

suzieq1601's picture

Did anyone find theirs curdled? I followed the recipe to the letter, but mine curdled, and looked disgusting. Very disappointed!

zolena's picture
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we all enjoyed this, dispite never trying quinoa before, quick and easy, would recommend recipe to friends, added some cumin and creme freche for extra umph.

binavino's picture

Traditionally coconut milk has been used instead of diary produts. Using coconut milk enhances the flavour. Not so sure about using milk. Quinoa is a new twist and may worth a try.

baronvanduck's picture
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Would make this again using the Quinoa however i will use rice next time to see what the difference is.
I used a Madras paste as i feel it would be abit to sickly if Korma paste was used.

Be interesting to see what this would be like using Coconut milk or maybe half and half.

Definatley worth making though

herbertevans's picture
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Dubious this would work, but it did! Quick and easy.

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