Rice and Quinoa Mix

There is this cute little cafe near my work which serves healthy and yummy meals put together by a nutritionist.  Their healthy curries are always served on a bed of quinoa and rice, with some veggies stirred in.  I’ve taken a liking to it.  Adding quinoa to your rice adds fibre and protein, both of which I am always keen to increase in my diet.  I’ll be making this regularly, and thought it would be convenient to have a post demonstrating how to easily cook them in one pot using the absorption method.  Happy cooking!


Serves 4
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Place 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water into a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup of basmati rice and 1 1/2 cups of water to the mix, and stir in 1 tsp of turmeric and salt (to taste).
  4. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Nutrition Breakdown

  • Per Serving:
  • Calories220.8
  • Total Fat2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat0.0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Cholesterol0.0 mg
  • Sodium1.2 mg
  • Potassium85.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber3.1 g
  • Sugars3.0 g
  • Protein7.0 g

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