Spiced quinoa

4 person


1. 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
2. cups water
3. ½ teaspoon salt
4. 1 tablespoon ghee
5. 2 teaspoons garam masala
6. 2 teaspoons curry powder
7. ½ teaspoon salt
8. 2 stalks celery, finely diced
9. ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
10. 3 green onions, thinly sliced


1. Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the first ½ teaspoon of salt and the quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for about 12 minutes, until the water is absorbed and you can see the little quinoa “tails”. Remove the pan from the heat. Fluff with a fork, cover and let it sit for 15 minutes.
2. Heat the ghee in a large skillet. Add the garam masala, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring for about 1 minute until the spices are fragrant.
3. Add the celery and red bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes; add the green onions and cook for about a minute more.