-Fluffy Vegetable Quinoa Recipe-

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Did You Know?

  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa (185 grams) contains 8.14 grams of protein
  • 1 cup dry quinoa = 3 cups cooked quinoa (WOW!)
  •  Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth (adds flavour)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cube garlic
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp soya sauce, reduced salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • lemon, squeezed

In Pot:

  • Rinse quinoa off with water in a separate bowl or strainer and drain liquid
  • Boil 1 cup water with a pinch of salt + 1 cup of chicken broth + 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • Add 1 cup quinoa to simmering water and cover with a lid
  • Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes on medium heat (level 3 out of 6 on my stove)
  • Once the quinoa is fully cooked (the liquid has all been absorbed and quinoa is light and fluffy) take the the cooked quinoa off of the heat and allow it to sit for 5 minutes in the pot with the lid covered

In a Saucepan:

  • In a saucepan drizzle a teaspoon of coconut oil to coat the pan on medium - high heat
  • Toss the onion, garlic, celery, peppers, and cooked quinoa together in the pan
  • Add extra soya sauce or seasoning when necessary (I added some additional lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and garlic)

Serve in a bowl as a full meal or as a delicious side dish and enjoy!!