Quinoa Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes about 14 cups 3.5 l ) ;

    8 to 10

    first-course servings or 4 to 5 main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

To me this is the mother soup of Ecuador, extremely simple and surprisingly good.


For the Refrito

  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, very finely chopped


For the refrito, in a medium stockpot, melt the unsalted butter over low heat. Stir in the onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent. Stir in the annatto butter and allow to melt.

Stir in the quinoa, 8 cups (