Curry Coconut Quinoa

I’m a big fan of curry.  No matter what type of curry, I don’t think I’ve ever come across one I didn’t like.  Except for the burn-your-tongue-suicidal-spicy one that I had – and even then, the flavour was amazing!  I was just distracted by my leaky nose and watery eyes, that’s all.  LOL.
This recipe was loosely based on a Jamie Oliver one from Meals in Minutes.

Serves: 1
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 3/4 cup water or broth
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 chopped garlic
  • a splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped potato
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Splash of fish sauce, to taste
  • Garnish: cilantro, scallion, Thai basil
  • Over high heat, bring quinoa and broth to boil.  Reduce to medium heat and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed into quinoa.  Remove from heat.
  • In a separate pan, heat ginger, shallot and garlic until slightly brown, then add a splash of olive oil.
  • Add chopped potato, curry powder and 1/2 cup of water.  Cook until water evaporates.
  • Add chopped tomato, coconut milk, sea salt and soy sauce.
  • Cook until potato is soft, then add cooked quinoa and kale.
  • Once kale is softened, remove from heat and add fish sauce, to taste.
  • Garnish with scallion, cilantro and Thai basil.

Here’s an extremely quick video on what I did:

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