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lamb quinoa

This dish has an exotic middle Eastern flavor and is great served with quinoa, the ‘super’ grain. It is a one dish meal with lots of nutrition and flavor.

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, washed and drained
  • 1 pound lean, boneless lamb cut into 1inch cubes
  • 2 large carrots, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 2 zucchinis cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 turnips or potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large onion cut roughly into chunks
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons washed and chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional– check ingredients carefully for allergy issues.)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh, garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.
  • Salt to taste.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil on medium heat
  2. Add onions and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add lamb and stir fry till meat is browned.
  4. Add garlic and ginger and stir for another minute.
  5. Stir in cumin and paprika
  6. Add 1 cup water, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Add carrots, turnips and potatoes.
  8. Add 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil and let simmer, covered, for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  9. Remove lid and check in between to make sure that water is sufficient (add more if required).
  10. Add zucchini and raisins and continue to simmer for 10 minutes more or until lamb and vegetables are cooked.
  11. Add salt, curry powder and fresh cilantro leaves.
  12. If there is more liquid, and you would like to thicken the stew, mix a little corn-starch in cold water and add to the stew, stirring all the time, till sauce thickens.

      To Prepare Quinoa

  1. Gently wash and rinse quinoa in water and pour through a fine strainer.
  2. Repeat process two or three times.
  3. Heat 3 cups water.
  4. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Slowly pour the rinsed quinoa into the water.
  6. Cook uncovered on low heat till most of the water is absorbed.
  7. Cover and cook for a few more minutes, till quinoa grains are fluffy.

     To Serve

  • Pile some quinoa onto a serving platter and make a well in the center.
  • Arrange the stew in the center.

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