Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Curried Quinoa with Tofu

Here's an easy mid-week dinner to whip up, especially if you are a fan of quinoa. It takes less than 30 minutes, and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. Leftovers are perfect for next day lunch.

3/4 cup quinoa 
1 large onion, diced 
4 tbsp Indian curry paste 
1 cinnamon stick 
1 bay leaf 
3 cardamom pods 
1 tsp turmeric
3/4 cup sultanas 
1 1/2 cups stock 

almond flakes and coriander for garnishing 
oil for frying 

Brown the onion and tofu, add the curry paste and spices and fry till fragrant. 
Add the sultanas and quinoa and stir to coat. Pour in the stock and simmer till quinoa is cooked through. Add water if quinoa is still undercooked and it's looking a little dry. 

Garnish with almond flakes and coriander, and dig in! The sweetness of the sultanas mingle well with the rich spicy flavour, it's low calorie and high in protein from the quinoa and tofu.