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Vegetarian Quinoa Chilli

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In this recipe video Barry pools together several recipe requests to show you how to make an incredibly delicious vegetarian quinoa chilli. It's such a fantastic dish to make and can easily be tweaked to add meat or made vegan by omitting the cheese and sour cream at the end. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun playing around with this recipe, it's all about experimenting with the ingredients - I made mine pretty mild so the kids could enjoy it but put your own twist on it and I promise you'll come back to this again.
  Quinoa 100 Gram, rinsed
  Water 180 Milliliter
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Red onion 1 Small, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Mild chilli powder 1 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Courgette 1⁄2
  Canned chopped tomatoes 600 Gram
  Canned mixed beans 500 Gram
  Peppers 2 , chopped and deseeded
  Sweet peppers/Scotch bonnet 3 , chopped and deseeded
  Canned sweetcorn 120 Gram, drained
For the topping
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped coriander leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. In a pan, add in the water and quinoa and simmer for 15 minutes covered on low heat, until all the water is absorbed.
2. In a large pan, heat oil and add in the onion, let it soft for 5 minutes
3. Add in the garlic, cumin and chili powder; stir until nice and coated for 1 – 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, peppers, sweet bell peppers and courgette.
5. Season with oregano and pepper, stir well and let it simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
6. Stir in quinoa and sweet corn. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

7. Ladle out the quinoa in a serving bowl and top with cheese, sour cream and coriander leaves. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Chili, Quinoa
Complete Meal
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 282 Calories from Fat 65

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.5%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g11.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.2 mg2.4%

Sodium 458.3 mg19.1%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.2%

Dietary Fiber 14.5 g57.8%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 13 g25.3%

Vitamin A 29.7% Vitamin C 34.2%

Calcium 23.8% Iron 57.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Vegetarian Quinoa Chilli Recipe Video