Special Fried Quinoa

This quick and nutritionally balanced meal is vegan, sugar free, diary free, gluten free, wheat free & soy free*

Finding an large variety of meals that can be made with a minimum amount of standing time is a task! My POTS means sometimes I can not stand for longer than a few minutes some days. So even if we have ingredients for dishes that take a while to make in the fridge – I don’t always have the strength to make them. And resort to trying to make healthy meals in as little time as possible.

This is why all recipes on the site are rated with ‘standing up’ times and ‘spoon ratings’ for those of us with old school iPhone batteries.

This special fried quinoa recipe can be modfied to whatever you have in, and whichever flavours you fancy…

Serves 1 (muliply for multiples)
Spoon Rating: 🥄 (low energy)
Standing Up For: 10-15 minutes
Total Cooking Time: around 10 minutes

What do I need?

  • 5+ portions of veg you have hanging around, left over in your fridge or freezer {I used a small finely chopped carrot, a couple of diced mushrooms, large handful of kale, handful of chopped green beans, a few cherry tomatoes, & a large handful of peas}
  • 1 large dollop of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup quinoa {could be replaced with rice if that’s what you’ve got in}
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes or 1 de-seeded chilli
  • 1 chunk of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Bragg’s Amino Acids (contains soy), omit if neccessary
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter, sesame, pumpkin, or sunflower seeds and/or a small handful of fresh corinander
  • & a large pinch of Himilayan pink salt
  • Lime or lemon wedge to serve

What should I do?

  1. Grab 2 small pans and whack up the heat.
  2. Add quinoa, water, ginger, garlic, chilli flakes and salt to pan 1.
  3. Add coconut oil and vegtables to pan 2. Stir fry.
  4. When quinoa is nearly done, add amino acids and seeds (if using) to your vegtables in pan 2.
  5. Finally add your veg from pan 2 into pan 1 and stir.
  6. Stir in peanut butter and/or corinader as you wish.
  7. Serve with lemon or lime wedge.
  8. Drool.

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*our recipes will always be vegan, refined sugar free and contain no chemical non-foods. Because we care about others and ourselves.
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