12 Reviews

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!

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under12parsecs June 07, 2011

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.

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magpie diner June 03, 2011

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.

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PaulaG May 30, 2011

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!

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amy.hough September 30, 2010

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.

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Lalaloula September 21, 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!!

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Mindelicious September 02, 2010

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!

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Cheeky Mommy March 28, 2010

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.

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nemokitty December 11, 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.

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WiGal October 14, 2009

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.

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Sarah_Jayne September 03, 2009
Curried Quinoa