Spicy Quinoa Stew

 

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I know what you’re thinking.

Girl, that don’t like like stew to me…”

Oh, but it is.

 

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Stew: A method of cooking by which food is barely covered with liquid and simmered slowly for a long period of time in a tightly covered pot – Epicurious,com

 

If Epicurious say it’s a stew, then it’s a stew, dammit.

 

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One bite and you’ll be so enamored with the flavors and textures, you won’t care what it’s called as long as you’ve got a nice, full plate of it in front of you!

 

Spicy Quinoa Stew

Vegan, Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots (approx 1 dozen baby carrots)
  • 1 can low sodium veggie broth
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Directions:

  • Pour veggie broth into a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add quinoa; cover and return to low heat, allowing quinoa to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Chop cauliflower and carrots into small pieces – add into mixture.
  • Toss in your spices, re-cover and continue to cook over very low heat for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water as necessary to keep the stew from burning and/or sticking to the pot.
  • Drop in spinach, simmer for five more minutes.
  • Serve warm!

 

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A single serving of this quinoa and veggie stew nets you 11 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll be jonesing for seconds!

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16 Comments on “Spicy Quinoa Stew”

  1. Sruthi says:

    This quinoa stew looks great. I love red quinoa.

  2. YUM! i just bought some quinoa TODAY!

  3. Kelly says:

    I just bought qunioa today too! But I didn’t buy red qunioa…surely that wouldn’t matter??

    • Faith says:

      Nope, there’s really no difference!

      • Kelly says:

        Awesome!! I have everything and am making it tonight. The hubs is EXCITED!! I am probably going to use chicken broth and mix in some chicken sausages (my husband won’t eat anything without meat). I will let you know how it goes!

  4. greensandjeans says:

    cayenne pepper and garlic salt should be in everything.

  5. That looks amazing! I’ve been loving quinoa lately.
    And I’m really glad you appreciated the quotes on my recent post 🙂

  6. Meg says:

    I’ve never had quinoa before! This looks amazing and the perfect definition of stew 😉

  7. That looks positively beautiful… I don’t care what you call it 😉

  8. That looks lovely! And stew is a wonderful thing-no sense in letting meat eaters have all the fun!

  9. Looks fantastic and beautiful! 😀

  10. I like really thick stews, too!

    How did the Orlando visit go?

  11. Lauren says:

    Who cares if it doesn’t look like a typical stew — it looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ve never tried red quinoa….only yellow (is it technically yellow?? haha). But I really like the way this sounds. 🙂

  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been looking for new ways to use quinoa, as I finally started to like it.


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