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Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish.

Curried Fried Quinoa | www.diethood.com | Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish. | #recipe #quinoa #sidedish



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.

Curried Fried Quinoa | www.diethood.com | Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish. | #recipe #quinoa #sidedish

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.

Curried Fried Quinoa | www.diethood.com | Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish. | #recipe #quinoa #sidedish

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.

ENJOY!

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Curried Fried Quinoa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Crunchy pecans, sweet raisins, and flavorful curry powder make this Curried Fried Quinoa the perfect warm and light side dish.
Servings: 4
Calories: 289 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup pecans , roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 3 green onions , finely chopped
  • plain yogurt (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized saucepan combine the water and quinoa; bring to a vigorous boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and let simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and fluff up with a fork.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in green onions.
  7. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 10

Nutrition Facts
Curried Fried Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 364mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 Responses
  1. Hahahah totally agree about the how are you thing! That is always so awkward!

    This sounds wonderful! I love quinoa, love curry and love frying. Win all round! And lots of ingredients to help my body recover too!

  2. My great grandmother always had the best food in her fridge. Everytime I came to visit, she would take it out and create a nice spread on the kitchen table for all of us. It was the best. This fried quinoa looks delicious. I fried quinoa last year, and now I’m addicted.

  3. cristina

    What an absolutely beautiful and healthful dish with good flavors. I’ve been wanting to try quinoa again (the first time I made, didn’t turn out great). I’m going to start with some of your quinoa posts to get me on track!

  4. I’d never wondered about frog’s ears but now I am so curious about it oh wow??
    And also the “how are you?” thing gets on my nevers too. Ahh, why won’t they wait to hear my answer?

    Fried quinoa? I absolutely have to try this soon. This one is such a brilliant idea, and the salad looks gorgeous 🙂

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