Recipe of the month: Stir Fry Quinoa

So as you probably already know from following me online, healthy eating is a very big part of weightloss and fitness so I am constantly encouraging people to eat clean.

However, a lot of people always say that healthy eating is boring (don’t know where they got that from ūü§∑ūüŹĺ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹūü§∑ūüŹĺ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ).

Anyway, I’m here to burst that myth so that’s why I always bring you new recipes to try out and spice up your menu.

Today, I’m sharing a very delicious Quinoa recipe I found on handletheheat.com. So give yourself and your loved ones a treat this week with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3/4¬†cup¬†quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon¬†salt, divided
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†vegetable oil
  • 1¬†small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1¬†medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2¬†teaspoons¬†grated ginger
  • 1¬†clove¬†garlic, sliced
  • 1¬†small red chile, chopped (optional)
  • 2¬†cups¬†snow peas, trimmed
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon¬†black pepper
  • 1¬†egg, beaten
  • 4¬†oz¬†grilled chicken breast, chopped
  • 2¬†scallions, chopped
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†cilantro
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†soy sauce

Directions

  1. Place quinoa in a small saucepan with 3/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, undisturbed, until quinoa absorbs water, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and leave uncovered.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook carrot, stirring occasionally, until it softens, about 1 minute. Add bell pepper, ginger, garlic and chile, if desired; cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add peas, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.
  3. Remove vegetables and return skillet to heat; add quinoa, along with egg. Cook, stirring constantly, until egg is evenly distributed, about 2 minutes. Add vegetables, chicken, scallions, cilantro and soy sauce; cook 1 minute more.
  4. Divide stir-fry among 4 bowls; serve warm.

 

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