Curry Quinoa with Broccoli


I want to share with you one of my quinoa recipes that I usually love to serve someone who is eating quinoa for the first time. The first recipe is my quinoa salad recipe in my cookbook, Healthier Steps 125 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.  The  second recipe Curry Quinoa with Broccoli, is another favorite, which is always a winner for my guests. Seriously though, every single time I make a new recipe with quinoa, I’m convinced that its the best way to prepare it. You have to try my Southwestern Quinoa Bake. I have been cooking less brown rice lately and more quinoa in the dishes that I normally use brown rice. Its cooks way faster and it is full of nutrients.  I love the fact that quinoa is  a complete protein and its not a true grain but a seed. Its naturally gluten-free, cooks in 15-20 minutes.  Its high in fiber, iron, calcium and it is a good source of magnesium, copper, manganese and lysine. I also like to add small pieces of organic baked tofu nuggets as well which takes this dish to another level, or add chickpeas. For this recipe, I made my own curry powder, but store bought one is just as good.

How do you like your quinoa?


  • 1 cup dry quinoa (3-4 cups cooked)
  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 3 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped in bite size pieces
  • 1 cup Baked Tofu Nuggets (optional)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, opt


Rinse quinoa using fine mesh strainer. Place quinoa and water in a medium pot on medium high heat, bring to boil. over Reduce to simmer, cover pot and cook for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Fluff with fork and remove from heat. Steam broccoli using a steamer basket or a small pot with boiling water, remove from heat.

Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat, add onions and cook until soft about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, and spring onions. Add curry powder and salt, cook for 1 minute. Stir in quinoa to fully coat, then stir in broccoli,  tofu nuggets and cayenne. Serve immediately.

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  1. Tried this recipe tonight – simple and delicious. We will definitely include this in our “go-to” recipes.

  2. Neat idea. I’ve never actually worked with quinoa before but I’ve been wanting to try it. We cook with noodles all. the. time. and I can feel them just weighing me down.

  3. I just leaned about quinoa last week and bought some. I have been wondering what to make with it, and now you have given me my first recipe. Thank you!

  4. I cook quinoa often & I always cook it with vegetable stock/broth because it gives the quinoa so much more flavor! My kids would like this recipe – thanks for sharing!!

  5. Donna@wholefoodbellies

    Yum, this sounds great. We love quinoa around here, and I am a huge curry fan, so sounds perfect :) Congrats on the cookbook btw

  6. This broccoli looks delicious. I really like a curried version of the vegetable. As always, your pics are out-of-this-world.

  7. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily

    I just love quinoa but I get how it can be an acquired taste and a bit off setting to some. I also love curry and the simplicity of this gorgeous meal!

  8. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    What a delicious concept! I love curry, but haven’t thought to pair it with quinoa before. I love how this dish is hearty and wholesome too! Will have to try soon.. Thanks!
    Joscelyn @ Wifemamafoodie

  9. I would say I am learning to like quinoa. It definitely wasn’t love at first bite. Your quinoa dish would definitely send me further on the way to loving it.

  10. Christine from Cook the Story

    Not only is this a pretty side dish, it’s packed full of healthiness, too. Perfect for a weeknight side dish.

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