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Tons and tons of flavor! I used a hot African curry powder and simmered everything in chicken broth instead of water. I also subbed cranberries for the raisins and left out the almonds (otherwise DH wouldn't have touched it). Otherwise made as written. We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely quinoa!
Love all of the ingredients in this and it's very easy to make. I cooked the quinoa in veggie broth for a bit of extra flavour, which I think was a good thing. Otherwise I made as written except that I was out of carrots so used an orange bell pepper instead. 2 cups of dry quinoa is definitely a lot - this made the perfect amount for a potluck dish though! Thanks Debbwl...made for ZWT4.
As written this recipe as serve a lot more than 4. I reduced everything by half and still had more than 4 generous servings. This has a nice flavor and I loved the addition of the veggies and dried fruits. A good combination of flavor and color. Made for Vegetarian African Challenge during ZWT 7.
I left out the apricots, and this was still really tasty. I'll probably play with the veggies a bit more next time. This was my first attempt at making quinoa, and it was definitely a success!
This is a wonderful recipe with a very pretty presentation and yummy taste!
I loved the raisins in combination with the nuts, quinoa and curry! What a great idea to add fruit to your pilaf! Mmmm!
I left out the apricots, but doubled the raisins as Im not a fan of dried apricots. I think next time I might even add 1/2 cup more of raisins as I think they really make the dish!
For me the peas and carrots were a great touch and I would not leave them out.
All in all a great dish that I will make again, but adding in some salt and maybe a touch of cayenne.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great and versatile recipe with us, Debbie!
Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #26 September 2010.
Super easy dish to put together and definitley looks like it would take much more work!! I did add 1 tablespoon curry paste in addition to the curry powder for DH's enjoyment and we threw on a bit of season salt. I think next time we will play with the veggies...CheekyMommy suggested zucchini and that might be one to try. Very simple, quick, and tasty! Made for Veg*n Swap 26!!
I did alter the recipe slightly due to missing a few items. I added 2 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of water instead of 4 cups of water for more flavor. I also sauteed a zuchanni with the garlic and onion. I omited the apricot and almonds due to not having any. Instead I added chopped up apple near the end. Overall it was good, but still missing something. I'm not sure what!
Yummy! I'm trying to eat more quinoa and this is a surefire way to do it. It was delicious! I used walnuts instead of almonds and left out the peas. I also didn't cook the carrots. I used Quinoa-Toasted for the roasted quinoa. It did need some salt and pepper for us. Will make again. Made for Newest Recipe Tag Game 2009.
Love the texture, appearance, the ease factor, and handy ingredients-yes, even the quinoa. I had toasted mine as suggested. Next time I will reduce the curry powder by a third. I had frozen peas so put them in the last 2 minutes of simmering. Thank you for sharing Debbwl. Made for Everyday Is a Holiday.
We enjoyed this tonight with our main meal. My husband ate it without any question so that has to be a good thing! I did cut it in half because there is just the two of us. Even with doing that, I think that the 2 cups of uncooked quinoa made a huge amount for just two as a side. I too think perhaps the peas were out of place but I still enjoyed them fine. Made for Everyday tag.