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February 20, 2018

by Alyssa Rimmer

5-Ingredient Ginger Miso Quinoa

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This simple ginger miso quinoa recipe is made with just 5 ingredients and is awesome for meal prep. It also makes a delicious side dish for your next Asian-inspired feast!

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You would think after writing about quinoa recipes for nearly 6 years I would get bored with the stuff, right? But actually I still totally love and always find myself coming up with new and creative ways to use it.

One of the things I love about quinoa, and I've talked about it a lot before, is its versatility. While you likely see it most in salads, and I use it a lot in soups and stews, I actually love serving quinoa as a simple side dish.

Since it doesn't have an overpowering flavor, it's easy to jazz up and really can serve it with everything. Today's recipe for Ginger Miso Quinoa is a perfect example. Simple, fast, nutritious and so delicious!

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I'm bringing you another 5-ingredient recipe because you guys seriously love them!

And I totally get it…I'm much more likely to make something if it's easy and doesn't require a ton of crazy ingredients. So today we're keeping things simple and cooking up a flavorful quinoa side dish that pairs nicely with most Asian-inspired dishes!

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Like I said, this recipe uses only 5 ingredients: cooked quinoa, miso, tamari, ginger and coconut oil.

We're preparing it very similarly to our Lemon Turmeric Quinoa, by first cooking the quinoa until it's nice and fluffy and then stirring in the rest of our ingredients to amp up the flavor.

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In terms of serving this Ginger Miso Quinoa, I think it would be an awesome thing to meal prep and use with a variety of recipes throughout the week. It's delicious with some Red Lentil Dal, coconut curry, stir-fried/roasted vegetables and can even be stirred into a salad for added protein and flavor!

Looking for even more inspiration? You've got to try one of my other 5-ingredient recipes like Ultimate Quinoa Pizza, Lemon Turmeric QuinoaMexican Quinoa and Coconut Curry Quinoa!

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Ginger Miso Quinoa

This simple ginger miso quinoa recipe is made with just 5 ingredients and is awesome for meal prep. It also makes a delicious side dish for your next Asian-inspired feast!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 206kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa until light and fluffy, about 10 – 15 minutes. (I use this method)
  • Allow the quinoa to cool until it’s warm to the touch, then stir in the remaining ingredients, starting with just 1 teaspoon of ginger and increasing from there. Taste and add some salt (or pepper) if desired.
  • If using immediately, stir in add-ins and serve with your favorite dish!

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Notes

* ginger can be a very strong spice, so start with 1 teaspoon and increase from there. If using ground ginger, start with 1/2 teaspoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

 

 

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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. I really wanted to like this recipe! But alas, it needs some real tweaking. a tablespoon of miso was entirely too much for me, and the coconut oil made it even soggier than it already was. I could have used better quinoa cooking advice up front (it seems a link is broken?) since mine came out real starchy and goopy. I will be trying this again, but with some serious modifications so that it comes out a little better than salty miso mush. Thank you for the recipe anyways!

    • Sorry about that! Perhaps you had too much liquid while cooking? Or didn’t let it cook enough. It should be a 1:2 ration and be nice and fluffy when it’s done (like rice). Let me know how you do next time around!

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