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Thai-style Savory Coconut Quinoa

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients

Quinoa may be from South America, but this Thai-Style Savory Coconut Quinoa certainly proves it to be a cross-cultural superstar when introduced to the spices and flavors of Thailand’s cuisine. This dish is super...


  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, minced and divided
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped and divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  •  ⅓ cup sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts


478 cals


31 g

Saturated Fat

15 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


45 g


3 g


6 g


10 g


603 mg


  1. In a large pot, add quinoa, coconut milk, vegetable stock, 1 tablespoon scallions, 1 tablespoon cilantro, red peppers, and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is soft.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together Sriracha, lime juice, sesame oil, brown sugar, and garlic.
  3. Serve quinoa topped with spicy sauce. Garnish with remaining scallions and cilantro, toasted peanuts, and lime zest.

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