Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quinoa Stirfry (and Zim)

1 cup quinoa (soaked for 15-30 minutes, rinsed)
1 cup water
1/2 cup beef stock

1 small onion, diced
3 garlic gloves, minced
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
2 sticks celery, diced small
2 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
2-3 green onions, sliced
2 Tbs. coconut oil
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 tsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce (optional - no soy for us)
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder (optional - we had it)
Large pinch of salt
Fresh Pepper, to taste
Small handful cilantro, shredded (optional - we had it)

  1. Let quinoa soak in water for at least 15 minutes - then rinse.  Combine quinoa, 1 cup fresh water and beef stock in a small stock pot.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let cook until fluffy (20 minutes?)
  2. In the mean time, prep vegetables.
  3. Heat oils and sauces in a pan (or wok) on high heat.  Add onions, garlic, and spices (not cilantro) until aromatic.  Add vegetables and cook for 10 minutes or so - stirring occasionally.  Add quinoa and allow to cook through.
  4. Add cilantro and serve. 

My sous chef, Zim

Zim gets bored when I don't have anything for him to prep

But he checks in regularly.

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