Spicy quinoa

Spicy quinoa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Spice up your meal time with this low-carb healthy grain

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal221
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.16g
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Ingredients

  • 250g quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

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

  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and chopped (from a jar is fine)
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • zest and juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • handful of coriander, chopped

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa according to pack instructions, adding the vegetable stock cube to the cooking water. Leave to cool, then break up any clumps with a fork. Mix through remaining ingredients and serve.

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harrowing
26th May, 2014
1.3
I've never tried quinoa (sorry folks) so tried this out on my vegie sister. I cooked the quinoa first to see what it was like. There was no way I was going to serve this up so I fried a red onion together with the spring onions, in a little olive oil together with one red pepper and one orange pepper and a couple of chillies v.small when the onions and peppers were soft, added the lime zest and some coriander mixed it all together with the quinoa. Tasty and spicy. Sorry I've completely changed this but it was necessary for spice lovers and this version can be served hot or cold.
lianasd
5th Apr, 2013
Where is the spice???
foxilein
27th Apr, 2011
Where is the spice?
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