Five-spiced red quinoa

    30 min

    Quinoa is high in protein, which is packed full of essential amino acids necessary for a healthy body. This side dish is simple and savoury. Quinoa is simmered with a five spice seasoned beef stock.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 cube beef stock
    • 170g red quinoa, rinsed and drained

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place the water, butter, five spice powder, ginger, black pepper and beef stock cube into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Stir the mixture to dissolve the stock cube, then add the quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.


    Red quinoa tastes earthier than its paler counterpart. It can be purchased in speciality shops or online. If unavailable, feel free to use white quinoa.

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    Very simple, very tasty. Thank you. BTW when you change a recipe by decreasing the spices in it, well it's not quite fair to call it bland, now is it?  -  09 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent and simple. The Chinese 5-spice was a nice and I used fresh ginger instead of powdered.  -  07 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The Chinese five-spice flavor was over whelming. Unless you want a very strong flavor of 5-spice cut the amount added. I will make it again and add only enough 5-spice to taste a hint of it.  -  26 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)