Friday, August 16, 2013

Asian Style Quinoa

Who doesn't love quinoa?  This superfood is packed full of protein, fiber, and antioxidants!  My husband requests this side dish regularly because it is healthy, delicious, and goes great with one of his favorites, Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Feel free to enhance this side dish with any or all of the following: red cabbage, edamame, peas, baby corn, and/or peanuts! 



1 cup quinoa

2 cups water
½ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup green onions


¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ hot chili sauce (I used Sriracha)
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil.  Rinse quinoa in strainer under cold water.  Add to boiling water.  Boil uncovered for 5 minutes, then cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook for about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Fluff with fork and transfer to a medium sized bowl.  Mix in carrots and green onions and set aside. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together and pour over quinoa.  Serve immediately.

-Serves 4 to 6

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