Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

This high fibre dish counts as 3 of your 5-a-day, with a creamy and spicy curried sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze ahead
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal398
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre7g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.96g
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  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 tbsp vegetarian korma or Madras curry paste
  • 1l milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 750g frozen mixed vegetable
  • 175g quinoa, rinsed



    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…


  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.

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Comments (39)

princess_jasmine's picture

I thought this was pretty good. I was dubious as it looked a bit odd but it was better than I'd expected. I used a vindaloo paste and the heat was nice, think with a milder one it might have been bland.

bigdel90's picture

I've just started to take my weight training a bit more seriously and read somewhere that quinoa is a good source of protein so thought I'd give this a go. Following the advice above I made with tin of coconut milk instead of milk, fresh sliced carrot (sticks) and asparagus as my veg (though put them in half way through). Thought it was tasting a little bland whilst it was cooking so put in a teaspoon of cumin and coriander, a hot chilli, a handful of cashew nuts then some chopped coriander just before serving. Turned out very delicious indeed - so my rating is based on the recipe after my additions.

archangelrich's picture

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

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

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

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

i used rice and it was delicious!!

gr00vyc00k's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubious this would work, but it did! Quick and easy.


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