Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

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

    Milk

    mill-k

    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
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

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

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.

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kitchenlab
8th Dec, 2011
2.05
the milk did not do it for me....first the taste of side dish boiled in milk....then i feel 1l milk was tooo much! never again.
d41d0y
21st Jun, 2011
3.05
I think this was a bit bland. If I made it again I'd probably use stock and coconut milk instead of normal milk.
staceyb85
9th May, 2011
4.05
Made this using Tikka paste (I thought Korma might be a bit sickly) and rice and it was very good. Needed a bit more liquid though as it turned out more of a biryani than a soup, but the taste was good and it was a nice way to use up leftover veggies in the fridge at the end of the week! Might have a go at using coconut milk next time just to see what the difference us.
chewy7
1st Mar, 2011
2.05
This recipe is not a laksa, there are some great recipes out there that, granted take a bit longer, are fab (I would recommend the Something for the Weekend tofu laksa). This produced a watery curry like broth, a laksa is supposed to be lovely and creamy. Try coconut milk at least, normal milk doesn't cut it.
princess_jasmine
2nd Feb, 2011
4.05
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
20th Sep, 2010
4.05
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
21st Jul, 2010
3.05
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
19th Jul, 2010
4.05
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
30th Jun, 2010
4.05
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
24th Nov, 2009
5.05
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.

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