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September 28, 2017

by Alyssa Rimmer

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry Quinoa

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Serve this healthy Coconut Curry Quinoa with your next Indian meal! It's quick, easy, flavorful, uses just 5 ingredients and makes the perfect side dish!

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If you love Indian takeout, listen up. This 5-ingredient coconut curry quinoa is going to be your new best friend.

Why? Becuase a) it makes Indian takeout that much healthier, b) it uses just 5 ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to make and c) it tastes deeeelish!

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Now Indian food is definitely one of my go-to for takeout. It's quick, tends to have a clean ingredient list and almost always as a vegetarian option. Plus since they're so much variety on the menu, there's usually something for everyone. #winning

But what I don't love is the rice. You get way too much of it, it bulks up the meal without adding anything nutritious and you can tell they often stir in some salt and oil.

So instead… we're going to start replacing that starchy side dish with this. A nutrient- and flavor-packed dish that pairs well with pretty much any type of Indian/Middle Eastern food you could ever want.

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I know you guys simply adore these simple, 5-ingredient quinoa recipes, and since the last one I shared was back in March, it was time for a new one.

This coconut curry quinoa is made entirely in one pot. You just add the quinoa, coconut milk, tamari and spices into the pot, simmer away until the quinoa is fluffy and you're ready to serve.

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One thing I would like to note about the recipe: I think it works better with lite coconut milk.

Usually I'm all about that full-fat, but in this recipe, the lower fat content just works. I find that it's not as greasy, is lighter and fluffier and has just as strong of a coconut flavor.

Plus, it makes it a little less indulgent, giving you more room to bulk up on those flavorful main dishes you're eating ????

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Now for serving…

I think this 5-ingredient coconut curry quinoa would be delicious alongside:

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If you end up trying this awesome quinoa chili recipe, I'd absolutely LOVE to see a pic❤️ You can share something with me on Instagram by tagging @simplyquinoa or using #simplyquinoa

 

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5-Ingredient Coconut Curry Quinoa

Serve this healthy Coconut Curry Quinoa with your next Indian meal! It's quick, easy, flavorful, uses just 5 ingredients and makes the perfect side dish!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 388kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Stir to incorporate, then bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until milk has been absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.
  • Remove from heat, stir and cover again, allowing quinoa to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork prior to serving. Serve with your favorite dish!

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 186mg | Fiber: 4g

 

 

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Thanks Alyssa! All your 5 ingredient recipes are really useful! I live in China so I is difficult to get some things so the simpler the recipe the better. I’d love to see more simple uses for Quinoa, especially with only 5 recipes.

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