Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa

Curried Cauliflower with Quinoa

Um, yeah, minor problem here. Can't exactly remember the recipe for the curried cauliflower. I kinda threw it together in a hurry and on my own cause I didn't like what my cookbooks said. What I remember was my complete shock when of all the meals my dad ate with us while my mom was out of town, this was the only one he deemed "good". . .or at least the only one he commented on. And when given the choice of leftovers for lunch, he chose this one. I don't recall my father ever ordering a curry at a restaurant. And sautéed cauliflower was never on a home menu that I recall. So, I felt pretty good about this.

What I know for sure is that curry is a bit of an acquired taste for me. So, I used just a touch of curry powder in comparison to many recipes I researched. And it really did look good and taste good.

OK, honestly, I made this recipe really easy on myself. So, it wasn't hard to forget. In truth, the proportions are all up to individual tastes.

Cost to Make Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa

  • Free Tomato (our garden)
  • Free Cilantro (same)
  • $1 Quinoa (Costco)
  • $0.25 curry powder (Publix)
  • $1.20 cauliflower (Aldi)
  • $0.25 Raisins (Trader Joe's)
  • $0.10 Onion (Aldi)
  • $0.01 Salt (Publix)
  • $0.04 Olive Oil (Publix)
  • $2.81 Total

Recipe for Curried Cauliflower with Quinoa

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, more or less to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 salt (more at table)
  • Raisins to taste (and if you're Paul, that's a lot!)
  • Cook Quinoa according to package directions. (Better yet, cook enough for the entire week at one time and just pull some out of the fridge for this recipe.)

    In a large pan with a lid, saute onions in a touch of olive oil on medium heat until they become translucent. Add the cauliflower and stir. Season with salt and curry powder, add water and cover to steam the cauliflower so it softens a bit, about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep vegetables from sticking. Add quinoa to rewarm if necessary; stir. Serve topped with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and/or raisins--especially golden ones!

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