Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

Spicy vegetable & quinoa one-pot

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(56 ratings)

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

  • Freezable
  • 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…

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



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…


  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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gayelizabeth's picture
30th Jun, 2010
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.
24th Nov, 2009
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.
11th May, 2009
i used rice and it was delicious!!
26th Apr, 2009
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?!!
18th Mar, 2009
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!
17th Mar, 2009
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.
8th Mar, 2009
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?
16th Feb, 2009
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?
12th Feb, 2009
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.
21st Jan, 2009
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.


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