Vegetable Quinoa Biryani
"This Vegetarian Quinoa Biryani is a clean, low carb recipe that combines the rich flavors of traditional Indian spices with seasonal vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, and zucchini. It is prepared by layering the spiced vegetables with pre-cooked quinoa. It is a vegetarian and vegan one-pot meal that provides a great balance of plant-based protein and healthy carbs, is chockful of vegetables and is gluten-free. This Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Biryani recipe truly provides a complete meal all unto itself!"
NotesFeel free to use any combination of veggies you have on hand.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time15 min
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 whole dry chili peppers
- 2 whole bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
- 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 small eggplant, thinly sliced
- 1 cup mixed vegetables
Heat avocado oil in pan.
Add whole spices like bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, dry chili peppers, cloves and whole cumin seeds.
Once the spices start to sizzle, add the chopped veggies and garlic and ginger.
Add the remainder of the spices and water and mix well.
Cook for about 5 minutes, until veggies have softened and the flavors have incorporated.
In a separate pan, alternate with a bed of quinoa layered with the cooked veggies.