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Crispy Quinoa

with Curry and Almonds

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Crispy Quinoa

Crispy Quinoa - A delicious accompaniment to Asian dishes, poultry or meat

25 min.
40 min.
Ready in
very easy


for 4 servings
3 ounces
4 tablespoons
chopped almonds (about 40 g)
2 ½ tablespoons
2 tablespoons
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Kitchen utensils

1 Sieve, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Plate, 1 Tablespoon

Preparation steps

Step 1/4
Crispy Quinoa preparation step 1

Rinse quinoa under cold water in a sieve until water runs clear. Bring 225 ml (approximately 1 cup) of water to a boil in a pot, add quinoa and cook, covered, on low heat until water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

Step 2/4
Crispy Quinoa preparation step 2

Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, toast almonds until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate; let cool. Season quinoa lightly with salt and mix in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.

Step 3/4
Crispy Quinoa preparation step 3

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook quinoa, stirring, until crispy and brown, 8-9 minutes.

Step 4/4
Crispy Quinoa preparation step 4

Stir in curry powder and almonds. Continue cooking until toasted and fragrant, about 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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