Turmeric & Coconut Quinoa

Ottawa Athletic Club Recipe of the Week

February 6th, 2019

Quinoa is a superfood on its own, but mix it up with some turmeric and coconut milk, and you create a delicious and unique flavour that doubles as a balanced and nutritious meal.

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    Cook Time: 20 Mins       Prep Time: 5 Mins      Total Time: 25 Mins


  • 1 tbsp of Coconut oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small – onion, diced
  • 3 cloves – garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon – freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 tsp – ground turmeric
  • 1 cup – (8 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and salt, sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the onion is golden.
  3. Add turmeric and quinoa to the pan and stir for 1- 2 minutes. Now pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth (or water). Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Once boiled, cover saucepan and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Turn off heat and rest the pan for few minutes then fluff the quinoa with a fork.

Note: 1 part Quinoa and 2 parts water is usually used to cook quinoa. If preferred a little al dente, then you can use 1 parts of liquid.

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