Confetti Quinoa

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Debs Recipes

Quinoa, pronounced "keenwa," quadruples in size when cooked yet stays crunchy and nutty. This recipe (which I've not tried) adds a variety of colors of bell pepper to the quinoa for the effect of confetti. From Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook and submitted for Zaar World Tour II.

Top Review by Burgundy Damsel

Loved this! Fast, easy and delectable. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 cups water or 2 cups broth
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 12 bell pepper, diced (any combination of red, yellow, and green)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds or 14 cup sliced and chopped water chestnut


  1. Add quinoa to boiling water and salt; reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté onion and pepper in olive oil; add to cooked quinoa; add almonds or water chestnuts just before serving.

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