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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fried Quinoa Rice & Pilaf

This is such an easy recipe that actually makes two meals!

The first night is a Quinoa Pilaf and the next night is Fried Quinoa Rice.  So yummy!  I recommend using a rice cooker which makes it super fast & easy.

Quinoa Pilaf

1 c quinoa
2 c water
1 T olive oil
1/3 c. chopped asparagus
1/3 c. diced red onion
1/3 c. chopped zucchini
1/3 c. chopped red pepper
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. parsley
S & P

Put all the ingredients in the rice cooker and wait til it beeps!  Fluff it with a fork and let sit for a minute.

Now, you can refrigerate the quinoa until tomorrow to fry it up.  If you didn't make the quinoa ahead of time, then just dump it out onto a baking sheet or dish to let it cool down really well.  Then you can proceed with frying it.

Fried Quinoa Rice

Leftover Quinoa Pilaf
2 T Coconut Oil
3 beaten eggs
1 t grated ginger
3 T soy sauce

Get your wok really hot first.  Add the coconut oil right before you add the quinoa.  I like to let it sit for a bit before stirring it so it will get those nice brown, fried bits on it.  After it has heated up a bit, make a well in the middle of the quinoa & add the beaten eggs.  Let them sit & cook.  Give the eggs a little bit of a stir - once they are starting to scramble then start mixing it all together.  Then add the ginger & soy sauce.  Cook a bit longer.  Then serve.  This is also great with little bits of chicken, pork, tofu or steak!

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