Friday, April 8, 2011

Veggie Fried Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of the new super foods. It is a type of seed I believe that is high in protein and magnesium and is especially good for people with diabetes, migraines, and atherosclerosis. It's also gluten free! It doesn't hurt that it also tastes good in my opinion. There are lots of different things that you can do with it too. I decided to go the Asian route for dinner.

We also opened up another bottle of wine from Harvest Moon , the Pinot Noir. It was delicious but we managed to save a bit for tonight.

Quinoa Vegetable, Fried ( Source: SparkPeople)


1 cup cooked quinoa
1 package mixed vegetables, any variety you like (asian stir-fry, broccoli medley is good)
1 cup frozen edamame, shelled
1 egg
2 tsp canola oil
3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
1 clove minced garlic

1 tsp corn starch dissolved in warm water
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar added to tamari
Chili pepper flakes

Sriracha hot sauce 
salt and pepper


Briefly boil/blanch frozen veggies and edamame and heat up wok or stir-fry pan. Add canola oil to hot pan and then add drained veggies. Stir in garlic and cook briefly. Add in quinoa, then tamari/vinegar/corn starch sauce. Stir fry until incorporated and quinoa is hot.

Move mixture up sides of wok to make space in the middle of the pan for the egg. Break into pan and scramble, eventually incorporating into mixture.

Season with optional ingredients. 

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