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Easy Quinoa Recipe: Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing

Updated on August 2, 2012
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What Is Quinoa?

I was introduced to quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) a few years ago. Quinoa is an amino acid-rich protein seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. I took a sabbatical from quinoa, also known as the gold of the Incas, because I was running out of ways to prepare it.

I decided to give quinoa another try. This time I added another protein rich food, hard boiled eggs. For flavor I included 2 of my favorite ingredients, cilantro from our garden and Kraft Light Asian Sesame Dressing. It resulted in a filling meal, full of various flavors and rich in protein.

If you are like me and need another way to prepare quinoa, give this 4 ingredient recipe a try! Let me know what you think!

4 Ingredients for Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing

4 Ingredients for Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1 serving

For a quicker prep time, hard boiled eggs and quinoa can be made in advance.

Ingredients For Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 egg, hardboiled and cut
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely cut
  • 1 tbsp Kraft Light Asian Sesame Dressing
  1. Wash quinoa in cold water. Add 1/4 cup quinoa to 3/4 cup boiling water. Substitute vegetable broth for more flavor. Cover. Reduce heat, and simmer for 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes and fluff.
  2. Cut 1 hard boiled egg as desired.
  3. Finely chop 1 tbsp. cilantro. I add extra as I love the taste of cilantro.
  4. Add quinoa, egg and cilantro in a bowl. Toss with 1 tbsp. Kraft Light Asian Sesame Dressing.

Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing

Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing (picture included a 2nd egg)
Quinoa with Egg, Cilantro and Asian Sesame Dressing (picture included a 2nd egg) | Source

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories 272
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 212 mg71%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Karen Lackey 5 years ago from Ohio

      I know you have done quite a few kid friendly recipes, Laura. Curious if your kids will eat this one!

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      Thanks for this simple, and I'm sure delicious recipe. I LOVE quinoa and am always looking for new ways to dress it up. Will definitely try this one. :)

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      Karen Lackey 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks, Claudia. It is very simple and I like simple meals. I like the flavors as well. I tend to always have hard boiled eggs on hand. Our cilantro wintered over so I have that all the time (lately) as well. If you try it, let me know what you think!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      What a great idea!!!! This is the kind of lunch I love to have: simple, quick and easy, healthy, delicious... everything my food needs to have.

      I loved your 4 ingredient photo :).

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