“Stir-Fried” Turmeric Quinoa

by | Aug 16, 2016

You know those times where you just throw something together in the kitchen, not knowing what you’re trying to make or how it will turn out? Yeah, that’s what happened here.

I added coconut oil to a skillet, some cooked sprouted quinoa I had in the fridge, then dumped on a bunch of ground turmeric and a few good grinds of Himalayan sea salt. Let it sit in the skillet to crisp up then tasted it… oh. my. goodness. Incredible!!!

Just four simple ingredients and a little time in the skillet.

Buttery, crispy, warming, and absolutely delicious! This has become my favorite way of eating quinoa, by a long shot!

It’s somewhat of a stir-fried quinoa, without the constant stirring. The turmeric is warming, the coconut oil creates an amazing buttery texture, but some of the quinoa gets crispy and caramelized. It’s such an amazing contrast of texture and flavors!

Once you have this quinoa base down, it’s so easy to experiment with. Here are a few ways I’ve adjusted it: I’ve added cauliflower rice, basmati rice, and forbidden black rice, and I’ve also sprinkled in some curry powder along with the turmeric powder. Heck, I’ve even caramelized it with some cherry tomatoes, which was amazing!!

I love adding this to my Nourish Bowls, wrapping it up with some veggies and my sprouted hummus in a collard wrap, mixing in steamed veggies like beets and carrots, or just eating it plain.


"Stir-Fried" Turmeric Quinoa
  • Cooked quinoa, soaked and sprouted (or at least soaked)
  • Coconut oil
  • Ground turmeric
  • Himalayan sea salt
  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. You want enough oil to be able to coat the quinoa well.
  2. Add your cooked quinoa, shake in enough turmeric to thoroughly coat the entire amount of quinoa (you want more than you think), and a generous sprinkle of salt. Stir well.
  3. Spread the quinoa out evenly in the skillet and let it sit for several minutes. Stir, spread out again, and let sit for several minutes. Letting it sill will allow the quinoa to somewhat caramelize and create a crisp texture.
  4. Continue this for about 10 minutes, or until it is to your desired texture. The longer it cooks, the less soft and buttery of a texture will remain. The less it cooks, the more fluffy it will remain, obviously.
  5. Taste. Finish with a little sprinkle of salt if needed.

I hope you love this as much as I do! Get creative in different ways you prepare it and eat it. Enjoy!


Did you make it??? Head on over to my Instagram @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me below or here if you have questions or comments! Would love to hear from you!

God bless,

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