Flat-Belly Recipe: Curried Quinoa - dummies

Flat-Belly Recipe: Curried Quinoa

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

Curried Quinoa is a perfect side dish for a make-ahead lunch! Toss this grain over a bed of spinach and serve with shredded chicken or chickpeas to complete the meal. Curry and garlic are loaded with nutrition that helps to fight off inflammation.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 medium sweet onion, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3/4 cup ZICO Natural Pure Premium Coconut Water

1/4 cup vegetable stock

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 cup quinoa

  1. In a saucepan, cook the onion, tomato, and bell pepper in the coconut oil and garlic over medium heat until tender.

  2. Add the coconut water, vegetable stock, pepper, and curry to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the quinoa, reduce to a low heat, and cover. Let the quinoa cook for 15 minutes, or until the fluid is absorbed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and serve warm.

Per serving: Calories 138 (From Fat 24); Fat 3g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 54mg; Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 4g.