Cheap Meals: Quinoa Stir Fry

15 Apr

Get ready to learn how to make one of my absolute favorite meals… quinoa stir fry!

The concept is fairly simple:  mix cooked quinoa with any random veggies, meats, sauces you have on hand, and you’ve got a tasty meal!

 

Quinoa Stir Fry

serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 c uncooked quinoa
  • 3 c water (or if you want to be fancy, you can use chicken or veggie broth)
  • 1 c various mix ins:  I like green beans, carrots, scrambled egg, and peas.  But seriously, almost anything works!
  • 1 t powdered ginger
  • soy sauce to taste- maybe 3-4 T? (or if you’re feelin fancy, use stir fry sauce or a combo of the two!)

Step 1:  Add quinoa and water to pot.  Bring to a boil, then turn down to low and let it simmer 15 minutes.

Step 2:  While quinoa is cooking, dice up your veggies.  Add to a pre-heated and greased pan (I use about 1 T olive oil), on medium-high heat.  Cook until desired doneness (is that a word?).  Once veggies are done, take out of pan (or leave ’em in the pan, whatever floats your boat) and add eggs.  Scramble up the eggs in the pan and let them cook until done.  Sprinkle everything with half the ginger powder.

 

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Step 3: By this time, the quinoa should be done.  Fluff it with a fork, make sure all liquid was absorbed, and take off the heat.  Add the other half of the ginger powder and salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 4: Add everything to the same pot and start mixing together.  Add the soy sauce and mix until incorporated.  Viola!  Quinoa stir fry is ready.

 

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This makes a great dinner and also a great meal to throw in a tupperware to take to work for lunch, as evidenced below :)

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Enjoy!

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