Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish.
There are things I just can’t seem to figure out.
Like, how many dryer sheets should you use per load? I mean, really. How many do you use? 2? 3? 1?!
Or, “The Real Housewives”. How are they housewives when many of them are not housewives – they are single!
Also, I can’t figure out why people say, “hey, how are you???”, as they are walking right past you at the mall. Really? If you want to know how I am, shouldn’t you stop, collaborate, and listen?
I am also having a hard time figuring out who would win in a fight – Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer?
And, do frogs have ears?! And why do your parents AND grandparents have the best food in their fridge? Always.
Maybe I should just stay in the kitchen where I CAN figure things out.
At the very least, I can figure out how to make a delicious Fried Quinoa. Holla!
Sometimes you just need something spicy, something fried, and something good. Also, sometimes you just wanna bite into something new.
I had no intentions in frying the quinoa until I found myself in an OMGIneedfriedfood! mode. I was just going to make a quick lunch recipe for yours truly, similar to Dorie’s Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Salad, until this little voice in my head said, fry it fry it FRY IT! Ummmmmm. K?
So I made it, bit into it, LOVED it, took a picture of it, and boom! In yo’ face! Literally.
Enough rambling. We need to get to the recipe so that you can hop into your kitchen and make this quinoa dish for the Fam. It will take you all of 25 minutes.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¼ cup pecans, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon curry powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- plain yogurt (optional)
- In a medium sized saucepan combine the water and quinoa; bring to a vigorous boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover and let simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and fluff up with a fork.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add cooked quinoa, pecans, raisins, curry powder, salt, and pepper; stir to combine and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
- Remove from heat and stir in green onions.
- Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt.
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