What’s in it?
1 cup quinoa
1.5 cups filtered water or veggie broth
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful [or two!] of bean sprouts
a handful [or two!] of snow peas
1/4 white onion, diced
1/2 cup sweet peas [I always have a steamfresh bag handy!]
garlic powder, parsley, and red pepper flakes, to taste
2 large eggs [optional]
oil or butter for sauteeing
1-2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1-2 tsp white vinegar
Rinse a cup of quinoa in a sieve/strainer, drain, and allow to dry on a few sheets of paper towels. Drying time will vary, I usually rinse, strain, and just walk away. Once dry, toss quinoa into a pot and allow it to toast on medium heat for just a minute or so, while stirring. You don’t quite want to brown it, just a light toasting. Next add 1.5 cups of water [or broth!] to your quinoa and bring to a boil. Once the bubbles start flying, reduce to low, cover, and simmer for approximately 12 minutes. Feel free to add a pinch of garlic powder and a splash of soy sauce while the quinoa simmers to lock in some extra flavor. After 12 minuets, remove lid, fluff with a fork, and set aside. If it’s still a little liquid-y let it simmer for another minute or so until it’s nice and fluffy.
Serve with a little extra soy sauce and white vinegar if you’d like and, as always, enjoy! <3