Moroccan Quinoa Recipe

Jun 22, 2011 9:01 am

Take this mighty grain for a Moroccan spin

Quinoa may seem small, but this grain brings protein, calcium, and iron — not to mention a delicious nutty flavor — to plenty of dishes. We made this Moroccan-style, but feel free to play around with the spices in your pantry.

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Quinoa salad
Photo: mary_thompson on Flickr
Who you calling couscous? Quinoa gets a Moroccan makeover
 
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup quinoa
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Salt for seasoning
Directions: 
  1. Rinse and cook quinoa according to the package instructions.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric, and cayenne.
  3. Season with salt and serve.

If you like this try Lourdes Castro's Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad.

Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
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