A stir-fry quinoa bowl with fermented cabbage is a nourishing alternative for those days you´re craving for asian takeout.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Nikki Nies, MS, Nutritionist
Quinoa Stir-Fry with Sauerkraut
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 medium carrot (thinly sliced)
1 medium red bell pepper (cored, seeded and chopped)
1 cup raw sauerkraut or kimchi (chopped and drained)
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup scallions (green tops only, chopped)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon tamari sauce or gluten free soy sauce
- Bring the water to the boil and add the quinoa and a pinch of salt.
- Cook in medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the quinoa absorbs the water.
- Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork and let stand for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, heat oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add in the carrot, stirring occasionally until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Add the bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the sauerkraut, ginger, salt and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add quinoa and stir. If using the egg, push the mixture to the sides of the skillet and scramble the egg until it´s evenly distributed, about 2 to 4 minutes.
- Add scallions, sesame seeds and tamari, stir and cook just until heated through, approximately 2 minutes.
- Divide stir-fry among 4 bowls and serve warm.
Per Serving: Calories: 282; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 47mg; Sodium: 154mg; Potassium: 445mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 9g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit C: 53%; Vit A: 44%; Iron: 29%; Calcium: 9%
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