Recipe: Healthy & EASY Quinoa and Veggie Stir-Fry

Hello all!

I was rummaging through my pantry one morning, wondering what to cook for lunch (it was the week-end and usually I don’t go grocery shopping until Sunday). I decided to make this quick and easy (and delicious!) quinoa stir fry. It’s been my go-to quick meal since then, and I’ve even created a couple of variations. I’m excited! Let’s go!

 

What you’ll need:


For 2-3 servings:

For original recipe (like photo): 

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) of olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 medium or large carrots, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 head of brocoli, cut up into small fleurettes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
    Seasoning:
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • optional: 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or to taste)

For Italian variation: 

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) of olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 medium or large carrots, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 head of brocoli, cut up into small fleurettes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 60 mL tomato sauce
    Seasoning:
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

What I love about stir fry recipes is that you can pretty much add any vegetables you want to it and it’ll still be amazing.

 Higher vegetable to quinoa ratio

For 4-5:

Depending on the variation you chose (original or italian), just add:

  • 1 small can (about half  up) of sweet corn and/or peas
  • 1 cup of fresh or canned mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced

 

Mix & match your veggies to add color and flavor, but also to your liking!

What to do:


  • Start by cooking your quinoa in a saucepan, according to the instructions on the bag (cooks usually 10-15 minutes in boiling water).
  • In the mean time, heat up your oil in a medium or large pan or wok, depending on how much veggies you will be cooking;
  • Add minced garlic to hot oil. Brown until you can smell the aroma;
  • Add all your veggies to the pan. Stir until cooked and softened;
  • Add quinoa at the very end after its done cooking (strain if necessary). Stir well until all vegetables and quinoa are combined;
  • Add spices and either soy or tomato sauce. Stir in well until sauce and spices are evenly distributed;
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

This is definitely one of my favorites. Healthy and quick! Perfect for when having someone over for lunch or dinner.

Have a lovely tuesday, foodies!

-M ♡

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