Coconut Turmeric Quinoa with Kale

When I make a recipe, I strive laborious to restrict the quantity of pots and pans I take advantage of. I’m not a fan of doing dishes and any recipe that makes use of greater than two, I’m normally out (until I actually need the meal!) This is why I like risotto and risotto-like meals a lot and this turmeric quinoa is the proper instance. It’s in a single pan, the recipe is prepared in about 25 minutes with minimal prep, and it’s packed filled with goodness.

This recipe is impressed by the quinoa risotto I posted from the cookbook, The First Mess. It’s about so far as you may get from conventional risotto however with assist from the coconut milk, it’s creamy and filling. I’m additionally a bit in love with the turmeric/ginger/coconut taste mixture. It’s the proper match for a hearty dinner, particularly when greens are concerned!

Coconut Turmeric Quinoa

A creamy quinoa recipe that mimics a quinoa risotto however with turmeric, ginger, and coconut.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 giant shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced contemporary ginger
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/four to half teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raw quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • half cup whole-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups shredded dino kale
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes, for topping
  • Cilantro, for topping


  • Heat a medium pan over medium-low warmth. Add the coconut oil adopted by the minced shallot. Cook till the shallot is aromatic and translucent; 5 to six minutes. Stir within the ginger and prepare dinner for an additional minute or two.
  • Add within the turmeric and salt. Next, stir within the quinoa adopted by the vegetable broth or water. Bring to a boil, cut back to a simmer, and let prepare dinner till a lot of the liquid has been absorbed; 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk adopted by the shredded kale. Cook till the quinoa is creamy and the kale as wilted to your liking.
  • Divide the quinoa into two bowls and high with toasted coconut flakes and cilantro earlier than serving.


Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks:  I take advantage of the full-fat coconut milk from a can. I wish to switch it to a sealable container and shake effectively earlier than utilizing since a lot of the canned coconut milk is separate.

Stock up: get the pantry components you’ll need: quinoa, turmeric, coconut milk

Nutrition:  see the information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 531 Calories from fats
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24.four 38%
Sodium 350 15%
Carbohydrate 67 22%
Dietary Fiber eight.6 34%
Sugars three.eight
Protein 15.2

Percent Daily Values are primarily based on a 2,000 calorie weight-reduction plan. Your day by day values could also be larger or decrease relying in your calorie wants:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Turmeric Quinoa


This turmeric quinoa is a type of recipes that in the event you maintain the overall thought, you’ll be able to actually change up the components. I primarily love this recipe as a result of it’s a stable and fast pantry meal.

Greens: Any sort of inexperienced would work on this dish. Spinach, beet greens, turnip greens, or chard- use no matter you’ve gotten available! You might additionally make these garlicky greens and serve on the side or on top!

Vegetables: During the summer season, I like including roasted zucchini or summer season squash into the combination. In winter, roasted butternut squash or kabocha squash and in spring, asparagus!

Grains: I like quinoa for the fast cooking however cracked spelt or farro work effectively on this dish- the liquid and cooking time each should be elevated!

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