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Warm Spiced Corn and Quinoa

Warm Spiced Corn and Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that is also very light and fluffy, making it a perfect one to match with a hearty main.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6


Place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse well under a tap.

Cook according to packet instructions until tender. All the water should be fully absorbed – if not, drain well through a fine sieve. Allow to cool completely.

While quinoa is cooling, heat oil and butter in a large, heavy-based frying pan over high heat and add the garlic and onion and cook for 4-5 mins over a medium to low heat till well softened. Add the spices, salt and pepper and mix well before adding the corn kernels and zucchini. Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Keep stirring to prevent sticking as the water is cooked away, but continue to cook until dry.

Blanch the beans in boiling water for 2-3 mins, drain and refresh in ice-cold water immediately. Add in the cooked quinoa along with all remaining herbs and cooked beans and mix well to combine.

Serve immediately.


1 cup uncooked white quinoa

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon oil

2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1 small red onion, finely diced

½-2 teaspoons chilli flakes, depending on your taste

½ teaspoon La Chinata sweet smoked paprika

½ teaspoon ground allspice

Salt and pepper to taste

3 cobs corn, husked and kernels removed

3 small zucchini, finely diced

Bag of green beans, finely sliced 1 bunch coriander leaves, coarsely chopped

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