Fried Quinoa (V)

I'm always looking for new recipes to incorporate quinoa in my weekly meals because it's a great source of complete proteins, a perfect source of multiple vitamins B, calcium, magnesium and iron, and on top of that it contains all eight essential amino acids. Because quinoa is a seed and not a grain it's gluten free! This makes it the perfect substitute for rice or couscous and now I found a great recipe for a vegetarian fried quinoa which is gluten and sugar free. It looks a little bit plain in the picture but the tastes are amazing!

Duration: 20 minutes

The ingredients for 1 serving:
  • 80 grams quinoa
  • 1/2 head cauliflower or broccoli
  • 8 (chestnut) mushrooms
  • 50 gr frozen peas
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • 40 ml soy sauce
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) sesame seed paste
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbs Olive oil

  1. Start with boiling some water in your kettle and rinse the quinoa really well! Cook as directed on the package (mine needs 12 minutes), don't forget to stir once a while. 
  2. Steam the cauliflower or broccoli florets until tender.
  3. Then mix the soy sauce, sesame seed paste, water and lime in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat up some olive oil and the crushed garlic in a hot wok and add the mushrooms. Cook until done. Then add the peas, cauliflower and sauce and coat evenly.
  5. When the quinoa is finished add to the work and stir through.
  6. Chop the spring onions. Put the fried quinoa on a plate and serve with sesame seeds and the spring onion.


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