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Stir-fried curried quinoa with ham and broccoli

Total Time
22 min
18 min
4 min
Familiar American ingredients pair with Indian spices in this quick and easy one-dish meal ready in under 25 minutes. You can use the entire broccoli stalk for this recipe. Stems (peeled with a paring knife, then diced) are delicious. Skip some steps in this recipe by purchasing microwave-in-bag quinoa and a bag of broccoli florets. If you do not like cilantro, sprinkle some thinly sliced green onions over the final dish. Amp the veggies with the addition of some thinly sliced red bell peppers in your stir-fry. Many cooks like to rinse quinoa in cold water before cooking. If you buy a brand labeled "pre-rinsed" this step is less important.


Uncooked quinoa

½ cup(s)

Reduced sodium chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Peanut oil

2 Tbsp, or vegetable oil

Uncooked onion

½ cup(s), chopped, chopped

Cooked ham

4 oz, smoked, diced


3 cup(s), chopped, florets and stems cut in 1/2-inch dice

Curry powder

1½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Reduced sodium chicken broth

3 Tbsp


2 Tbsp, chopped, optional


  1. In a 1-quart saucepan combine quinoa and 1 cup of chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. When broth comes to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes or until all broth has been absorbed. Uncover, fluff and set aside.
  2. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12 inch skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in oil, add onion and stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Add ham and stir-fry 30 seconds or until combined with onion. Add broccoli, curry powder, salt and pepper, and stir-fry 1 minute or until broccoli is bright green. Swirl in remaining 3 Tbsp chicken broth and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Add quinoa and cilantro if desired. and stir to combine. Yields 1 cup per serving.