Curry Quinoa Broccoli Recipe

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This amazing Quinoa Broccoli Recipe is so flavorful, it is easy to prepare and healthy, perfect for lunch or dinner. It is made with easy to find ingredients in your pantry.

Curry Quinoa Broccoli Recipe

I am going to share with you some of my favorite 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 Quinoa Broccoli Recipe, I first shared September 2, 2015. I decided to take new photos and include nutritional analysis. It is another favorite, which is always a winner for my guests.

Quinoa is steamed to perfection, with flavorful Skillet Broccoli seasoned with onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder. Perfect recipe to use leftover broccoli.

Seriously though, every single time I make a new recipe with quinoa, I’m convinced that its the best way to prepare it.

You also 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.

Quinoa Broccoli Recipe

Quinoa is so easy to prepare, I love the fact that quinoa is a complete protein and it is not a true grain but a seed. It is naturally gluten-free, cooks in about 15 minutes. See How To Prepare Quinoa.

Its high in fiber, iron, calcium and it is a good source of magnesium, copper, manganese, and lysine. Quinoa Broccoli can be served as a side without the tofu or as a main dish with added Baked Tofu Nuggets taking this dish to another level or you can add chickpeas. For this recipe, I added curry powder for extra flavor and its anti-inflammatory property.

Broccoli Quinoa Recipes

Other Flavorful Quinoa Recipes To Try:

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 245 kcal / 1024 kJ
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbs: 33 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For:
  • 4 Servings



  1. Rinse quinoa using a fine mesh strainer. Place quinoa and water or vegetable broth in a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring to boil.
  2. Cover pot and reduce to simmer, cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Fluff with a fork and remove from heat.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onions and cook until soft about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, spring onions, curry powder, salt, and broccoli. Saute until broccoli florets are tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in quinoa to fully coat, tofu nuggets and cayenne. Serve immediately.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Elise Frederick
    February 5, 2021

    Made this two weeks ago, fantastic! So today, making two batches, one for hubby and me, one for daughter and her family.
    BEST baked tofu recipe ever

    Will double broccoli and add some diced bell peppers.

  2. Katia
    August 2, 2019

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I shared on Instagram & on Facebook! It turned out SO delicious im so happy!!!!! I will DEFINITELY be doing it again & showing my family!!! It took me longer than described only because it’s the first time I make it so next time I make the tofu nuggets & the quinoa + broccoli it’ll definitely take less time!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 2, 2019

      Katie, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and thank you very much for the love, thank you for sharing it to Instagram and Facebook.

  3. Naqshpa
    July 20, 2019

    What exactly is curry powder here

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 20, 2019

      Oh wow thank you Naqshpa, all this time I didn’t realize it was a spam comment. Thank you very much, I deleted it.

  4. Gill
    September 20, 2018

    I made this today and it tastes absolutely divine. Thank you so much for providing such incredible inspiration. Keep up the great work

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 20, 2018

      Thank you very much Gill, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  5. Catherine
    August 18, 2018

    I made this recipe twice and it is so yummy!

  6. Bridget
    May 9, 2018

    This looks delicious!!! Thank you?