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Curried Quinoa and Chickpeas

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Quinoa contains more protein than other grains, and that protein is of unusually high quality for a plant food. That makes this a great filling main dish and the blend of flavors and colors will bring everyone at the table back for more. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Curried Quinoa and Chickpeas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and orange juice to a boil. Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes, red pepper, quinoa, onion, raisins and curry. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 355 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.

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