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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.
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes, easy, healthy, tasty
Style Plant-Based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 181kcal
Author Spice It Up With Dale


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ medium red pepper minced
  • ¼ medium green pepper minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 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


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.9mg