Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

This is good. I used white quinoa, water, sea salt, yellow bell pepper, unrefined extra virgin olive oil, blanched sliced almonds toasted in a dry frying pan, and the onion. Served with a yogurt salad.

UmmBinat February 28, 2011

I just discovered Quinoa and this is my first recipe.I Love it!I followed your instructions but I added a shallot and a couple of mushrooms. I will be making this again; thanks for posting. Sage/Rita

Sage October 24, 2007

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