Monday, June 4, 2018

Shrimp Fried Quinoa

I made this recipe the other day and was impressed how easy (it has a few steps, but it is still easy) to make this is. I just threw this all together with what I had at home, but it turned out SO GOOD!! I like that it is high protein and hopefully healthier than takeout!

Shrimp Fried Quinoa

1/4 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup Carrots (cut in cubes)
1/3 cup Peas
1/3 cup Broccoli Florets
1 TBSP soy sauce
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 lb frozen cooked* shrimp clean and deveined (mine had the tails on, but next time it will be tails off!)
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 cups of cooked quinoa**
Chili paste to taste (I like mine spicy!)
Salt and pepper to taste (soy sauce already has a bunch of sodium, so be careful)
Olive oil (to sauté)
Water (if you need a measurement, I would guess 2 TBSP… I just add a bit in the pan to let veggies cook!)

How to make it:
Sauté onions in a bit of olive oil until starting to get transparent. Add garlic, cook for another 1-2 mins. Add carrots and broccoli (save peas for later so they don’t overcook), and a little bit of water and cook covered for another 3-4 minutes just so veggies start softening up a bit. When it starts drying out again, add sesame oil, shrimp and soy sauce. Cook for 3-4 mins until shrimp is no longer frozen*. Set aside. In the same pan (if you need a bit more oil you can add a bit more) fry 2 beaten eggs to soft consistency (don’t overcook). Add the quinoa, veggie and shrimp mix and peas to the pan. Fry until heated thru. Add chili paste and salt and pepper to taste.

* I used frozen cooked shrimp. If you prefer raw shrimp, cook lightly with veggies until pink before you set it aside.

** 1 cup uncooked quinoa makes 2 cups cooked. I cook my quinoa like I cook rice.

Let me know how it turns out for you!

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