Quinoa – unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should have least heard of Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). You may or may not know what it is much less what it tastes like, but this super grain is not only good for you but it’s super versatile.
Typically, people eat it cooked plain or add it to salads, deserts and other foods, but as a rice replacement, quinoa should be given more of a challenge, an opportunity to show what it can really do. So, you know how I am, when it comes to food, I love to experiment and push the envelope, and not to toot my own horn, but it usually works out pretty well.
This time, I’m excited to share my stir fried quinoa recipe. I came up with this sometime in 2016, so I’m kinda late, but I just had to spread the word. I hate boring food choices, so this is right up my alley with not only being good for you, but also being delish! Oh and did I mention that it is super easy to make? Yup, the longest thing is probably cooking the quinoa but multi-tasking makes it so worth it.
Look below for this super tasty and super easy quinoa recipe. Enjoy!
Yields Serves 3 - 4
5 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 c Quinoa
- 2 c chicken stock (or water)
- Salt to taste
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 medium garlic clove diced
- 1 small red pepper diced
- 3-4 baby bella mushrooms (white ones work as well)
- ½ c sliced black olives sliced
- 2-3 tbsp olive or grapeseed oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Cook the quinoa as per the instructions on the package. This is usually 1 cup of quinoa boiled in 2 cups of stock/water for about 15 min on low heat.
- While quinoa cooks, add the oil and herbs (except olives & mushrooms) to a wok or frying pan, cook about 3 mins til they are no longer "crunchy".
- Once quinoa is done, add cooked quinoa to the cooked herbs, add olives and mushrooms and stir fry for about 3 mins to incorporate. Add salt and black and cayenne pepper to mixture.
- When everything is all mixed together, plate, serve and enjoy your meal!
As seen in the photo, I served mine with fried snapper and stewed lentils. Quinoa can be eaten with anything you would usually have rice with.