Savour The Flavour Quinoa



Savour The Flavour Quinoa

When I first moved to a more plant based lifestyle I struggled to find protein replacement.  
After doing some research, I found out that Quinoa, an ancient grain was packed full of goodness.  
Quinoa has become a staple for me and is one of my favourite things to make.   It has its own nutty flavour,  yet pairs well with most other flavours. 
If desired, you could even make this in a rice cooker.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes, easy, healthy, tasty
Style: Plant-Based
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 181kcal


  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) olive oil
  • 1 small (1 small) onion, diced
  • 2 cloves (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • ¼ medium (0.25 medium) red pepper, minced
  • ¼ medium (0.25 medium) green pepper, minced
  • 1 cup (1 cup) quinoa
  • 2 cups (2 cups) water


  • Add oil to your pot and heat set to medium.
  •  Add in your veggies, (not the quinoa) cook for 3 minutes.
  • Once onions are transulcent add in the quinoa. 
    Hold the water

I like to stir frequently and get the flavours to infuse with the quinoa before adding the water. This process also toasts the quinoa a bit and makes the quinoa fluffier.

  • Add water  to the pot and stir everything together.
    Continue cooking over low heat for 12 minutes. .
  • Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.Fluff with a fork and your ready to serve.


Serve it Sexy


Nutrition Facts
Savour The Flavour Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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