Sunday, April 14, 2013

Asian Quinoa


This dish reminds me of a fried rice dish that I use to get when I ate Chinese takeout. This version is made with quinoa which is a much healthier option. This dish is very versatile, you can have it as a side dish or you can turn this dish into breakfast by adding a scrambled egg to the pan and letting it cook before adding the quinoa. You can also add some cooked chicken breast for another lunch or dinner option. 

Benefits of Quinoa-Quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. 
-Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. 
-Quinoa contains Iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin (B2) and manganese.


Ingredients
1/2 cup quinoa (about 1 cup cooked)
1 head of bok choy
2 carrots shredded
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
3 scallions
3 tablespoons coconut aminos (or Wheat Free Tamari if you can eat soy)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and carrots and cook until softened.



Add the scallions and cook for another few minutes.


Add the coconut aminos and cook until heated. Mix in the cooked quinoa and serve.

1 comment:

  1. That looks so tasty! Another great source of healthy carbs is rice, i usually find lots of healthy and tasty recipes here http://www.tilda.com/public-recipe-category/dry

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