Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Unique Cookery: Healthy Quinoa Stir Fry

My Unique Cookery: Healthy Quinoa Stir Fry

Healthy Quinoa Stir Fry

As a grain, quinoa contains the highest protein content out of all grains. Cooking with quinoa is easy. On its own, the grain has a mild taste and crunchiness. When cooked with other ingredients, it can come alive. When cooked, quinoa takes on a Saturn-like appearance. It's fun. Here's an easy and quick way to enjoy this wonderful grain...

Serves 2-3

½ cup uncooked quinoa
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, sliced
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme)
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup broccoli, peeled and cut into florettes
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
1 cup chicken, cooked and cut into strips
soy sauce to taste

Prepare quinoa by placing between 1 and 1.5 cups of water into medium saucepan. Add a drop or two of oil. Bring water to boil. Reduce heat and add quinoa. Stir frequently while cooking. Drain and set aside.

Place olive oil into medium-sized wok or fry pan. Add spices and onion. Stir while adding remaining vegetables and chicken. Add more olive oil, if needed. Cook over medium heat until veggies can be poked with a fork. Do not overcook veggies.

Place quinoa onto serving platter or plates and pour veggie mixture onto top. Season to taste with soy sauce.

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