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Curried Quinoa with Apple and Spinach

by Mima Sinclair on Monday, 7 January 2013

Take a break from rice and give quinoa a try. A grain that is both high in protein and fibre.

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 5 mins

  • Cooking time 20 mins

  • Total time 25 mins

  • Calories 351 per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp madras curry powder
  • 250g (9oz) quinoa
  • 500ml (18fl oz) hot vegetable stock
  • 75g (3oz) raisins
  • 75g (3oz) spinach
  • a small bunch coriander
  • 2 small braeburn apples, cored & sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds

Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and madras powder and cook for 3 minutes until softened.

  2. Pour over the quinoa, stock and raisins and stir to combine. Cover with a lid, reduce to a low simmer and cook for 15 minutes until tender.

  3. Remove from the heat, stir through the spinach, coriander & apple. Scatter with the almonds to serve.