Quinoa, a staple for South American for many years, has tons of health benefits. Quinoa is a complex carbohydrate with low glycemic index, which is great for weight management. It is also gluten-free and high in protein. As a result, it is always best to have quinoa in your meals every day.
Since I have not seen anyone using quinoa to make a stir-fry for dinner, therefore I figured I give this a try! I hope you guys like the recipe!
Remember, for every dinner dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $5 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:
1 cup quinoa ($2.48 CAN)
2 cups water ($0.10 CAN)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil ($0.15 CAN)
1 cup frozen seafood medley, thawed ($1.05 CAN)
one-half Portobella mushroom, chopped ($0.50 CAN)
1 carrot, chopped ($0.3 CAN)
one-half red bell pepper in julienne ($0.40 CAN)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced ($0.10 CAN)
1 teaspoon garlic, minced ($0.10 CAN)
2 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.20 CAN)
2 green onions, chopped ($0.12 CAN)
2 eggs, whipped ($0.60 CAN)
salt to taste ($0.05 CAN)
ground black pepper to taste ($0.05 CAN)
1) Boil water in a pot over high heat. Cook quinoa in boiled water for 10 minutes. Set aside.
2) Marinate seafood with salt and pepper. Add 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil to a hot pan. Saute seafood until golden brown. Remove from pan.
3) Add rest of vegetable oil to a hot pan. Saute ginger and garlic until you smell aroma. Saute red bell pepper, mushroom and carrot with ginger and garlic in the pan. Saute eggs in the pan until slightly cooked.
4) Put slightly cooked seafood and quinoa in the pan. Add soy sauce and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes. Add green onions and serve.
There you go! This dish tasted exactly like fried rice except it was healthier because quinoa was used instead of white rice. Also, it was not oily at all! If you love to eat quinoa and you need a dinner recipe idea, this is the perfect recipe for you!
Ultimately, this dish costs $6.20 CAN in total, which is $3.10 CAN per serving. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Do you like to eat quinoa? What do you usually have quinoa with? Post your comments below! Till next time!
P.S. The prices were as of Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at No Frills.