Friday, September 14, 2012

Chicken and Fried Quinoa

You may or may not know my feelings about quinoa.
But lets just say, I love it.
Which basically makes me think about different ways of using it during the week,
This week I made a Chicken and Fried Quinoa dish.
And the best part of this dish, the chicken can easily be replaced with tofu for a veggie dish.

Here is what you need:
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1lb to 1 1/2lbs of fresh chicken tenders - chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 low sodium soy sauce
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- canola oil

Cook the quinoa per bag instructions.
Once quinoa is cooked, heat a tsp of canola oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
Add garlic and ginger a cook until garlic starts to turn brown, then add chicken with sesame oil.
Cook chicken through about 5 mins.
Add eggs and scramble.
Remove from pan.
Heat some more oil and add onion, carrots, and peas, cook for 5 more mins.
Then add quinoa  and soy stirring, for another 5 mins.
Lastly add back chicken and eggs {with any juices}.
Serve right away with a little chopped scallion and sriracha. 


1 comment:

Sally said...

This looks so good! I have a similar love for quinoa and am always looking for new ways too prepare. I will definitely be making this...probably going on the menu list for next week :)
Thanks for sharing!