Tumeric Quinoa Recipe

By Omneya Moussa  

April 19, 2016

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A simple side dish recipe, this new take on quinoa is loaded with beneficial spices for added flavor, along with hints of veggie goodness.



1 Medium onion, chopped

3 Garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Curry powder

1/2 cup Green peas, frozen

Salt and pepper

1 cup Quinoa

2 tbsp Olive oil

2 cups Water


Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in the onion and cook until it is softened.

Add the garlic and the saute for 3 more minutes.

Add the turmeric and curry and stir.

Add the water and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in the quinoa and let boil again, then reduce heat to low and cover with a lid.

Cook for 10 minutes, then quickly stir in the peas and return the lid to cook for up to 5 more minutes; until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water.

Serve hot!

Tip: Be sure to rinse your quinoa well with cold water before cooking to remove its waxy outer layer.

Omneya graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She then continued her post-graduate studies in London, where she received a MA degree in Media Management, from the University of Westminster. Omneya now lives in Cairo and works in advertising. She’s passionate about writing, food and fashion, and is also a digital media enthusiast, avid coffee drinker and professional dog walker. You can get more of Omneya's recipes through her Instagram account @ohhshecooks.