Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a recipe from Maura at CalorieKing.com. I was looking for a way to use Quinoa for the very first time. In my research, I came upon Dib's "Quinoa-Toasted" and I did this prior to making this recipe. There was certainly no detectable bitterness from my perspective. This is a interesting and tasty grain. The flavors are mild and pleasantly complex but I only used 1/8 tsp cayenne powder. Speaking strictly as a Quinoa newbie, it was a little like eating chili flavored hot cereal but not in a bad way. Very filling and tasty.
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2⁄3 cup red quinoa, uncooked
- 1 sweet potato, large, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
- 1 green pepper, large, chopped (about 2 cups)
- 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans
- 1⁄2 cup light coconut milk
- 2 cups tomato puree
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- fresh ground black pepper
- In a 4 quart pot, combine curry paste, cumin and a little broth. Mash the mixture and stir until smooth.
- Add the remaining broth, quinoa, bell pepper, and sweet potato.
- Set over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Cover tightly. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 10 minutes or until the quinoa begins to absorb the broth.
- Add the beans, coconut milk, cayenne pepper and tomato puree to the pot and stir to combine.
- Cook uncovered for 20-25 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the soup is thickened.
- Finish with freshly ground black pepper.
- Suggestion: Serve with fresh hummus and pita or rice chips.