Curried Quinoa and Yams

This is a dish that I put together just because I had an extra yam on hand, and it turned out to be damn good. I think quinoa is wonderful because it has a much shorter cooking time than brown rice, and for the most part I think it has a better texture. It also has more protein and fiber than brown rice.

Curried Quinoa and Yams

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp curry powder (I used Penzeys Sweet Curry Powder)
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated red bell peppers
  • 1 medium baked yam, skin removed, cut into chunks

Bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the quinoa, curry powder, and dehydrated peppers, and turn heat to low. Cover and cook for 18-20 minutes. Fluff the quinoa once it’s cooked, and then stir in the yam chunks.

Note: I used dehydrated bell peppers because I happened to have some on hand, and I think they have a less watery flavor than fresh bell peppers. I’m sure it would still taste quite good with a fresh bell pepper instead.

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About alimental

I am a recent college grad who loves preparing and eating good, healthy food. I live in Milwaukee with my husband and our two cats.
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2 Responses to Curried Quinoa and Yams

  1. Sy says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! It was my inspiration for a curried quinoa and yam dish, to which I added onion, garlic, & tomatoes! This was my first dish with quinoa and it was so lovely, thank you!

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