2 Reviews

Basically, this is a good dish which I will make again because it's so easily made. But I found the taste very bland and had to add more salt, more ginger, more curry and some cumin. Maybe it would be better with the chili added, which I omitted, but then it would be only a little hot and not spicy. The addition of some lemon makes this special, so I'll keep this recipe, just a little spiced up :) Thanks for posting! Made for Healthy Choices ABC.

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Mia in Germany February 14, 2010

I increased a lot of the ingredients, so am rating on that, but thought the way we made it, the dish turned out excellent. We just used the amounts we thought would be the right ratio for us, which was about 3 cups of peas, 3 tablespoons of ginger, a cup of cashews, and did use the optional chili, which gave it a good flavor, but if you wanted spicy, you could leave the seeds in. For the seasoning salt I used "homemade", just sprinkling on salt, garlic and onion powders and smoked paprika (so the amount might have been more). Lastly, I made this the more traditional way (simmering the quinoa, sautéing the others), since I was not up for challenging my pressure cooker directions of not using something this small that might clog it. It was like a delicious Indian fried "rice". The curry leaves really give it something extra .

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Maito June 16, 2014
Quinoa Pilaf (Upma) (Pressure Cooker)