Suzy's Special Red Quinoa

Suzy's Special Red Quinoa

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"Red Quinoa flavored with Chinese five-spice powder. "


30 m servings 173 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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


  • Cook's Note
  • I used Roland(R) brand for the red quinoa, and Knorr(R) for the bouillon cube. I also prefer the quinoa a little underdone. Hope you enjoy this.
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  1. 10 Ratings


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?

Excellent and simple. The Chinese 5-spice was a nice and I used fresh ginger instead of powdered.

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.

I used the full amount of spice with white quinoa. What a great dish! Oops, I used my garam masala instead of Chinese 5-spice. Sorry...I just have to rate it because it was so fragrantly good. B...

Not for us. Decreased the amount of 5-spice and it was very bland. Could only remotely taste a bit of cinnamon.

Very tasty! My husband loved it too. I added some roasted carrots and onions in the final few minutes of cooking. I served this with pork tenderloin and it complemented the pork wonderfully. So ...

Fantastic! Even the two little kids love it! Instead of water, I added some bone broth that we have going in our slow cooker 24/7 during the winter months. As a result, ours was not as salty as ...