Quinoa Corn Chowder

Quinoa Corn Chowder

From the Savvy Vegetarian (I added some ** kale and butternut squash)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 16 oz pkg frozen corn kernels OR 4 ears fresh corn on the cob
  • 4 cups vegetarian soup stock or water
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 lg red pepper, diced
  • **One bunch of fresh kale , chopped
  • **One cup of chopped butternut squash
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 tsp gr coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaf
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaf
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro OR 2 scallions sliced, tender greens & whites
  • More Heat: Add 1/8 – 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper powder

Stovetop Directions:

  1. Soak the quinoa 15 minutes or more
  2. Rinse a couple of times, then drain into a colander
  3. Peel & mince the garlic, jalapeno and ginger
  4. Wash and trim the celery, slice lengthwise, then crosswise to dice
  5. Seed and dice the red pepper
  6. Peel and chop the potatoes in bite sized pieces
  7. If using fresh corn, peel and slice the kernels off the cobs
  8. Heat the olive oil on medium low in a large dutch oven
  9. Sauté the garlic, ginger, celery, & jalapeno 5 minutes
  10. Add the potatoes, green beans and red pepper, sauté 5 minutes
  11. Stir in the oregano, thyme, coriander, paprika and bay leaf
  12. Add the soup stock or water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer 20 minutes
  13. Add the fresh or frozen corn, cook 5 – 10 more minutes
  14. Add salt & pepper, cilantro or scallions

In the Crockpot:

  1. Sauté jalapeno, ginger & garlic in oil. Add potatoes, red pepper & beans, sauté 5 minutes
  2. Combine all ingredients except corn & cilantro or scallions in a large crockpot
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3 – 4 hours
  4. Turn heat to high, add the fresh or frozen corn kernels, and cook for another 1/2 hour
  5. Stir in the cilantro or scallions, salt & pepper to taste, and serve
  • Manisha Dudley

    yummy

  • hansa

    hi sonal I found this recipe very interesting I will send it to my lunch friends.Very healthy.
    Love mom.

  • Keeprunningirl

    hi mom – I can make it when you come to my house!