Saturday, January 28, 2017

Asian Stir Fry Quinoa

A fellow food blogger and an inspiration I connected on the Food Bloggers of Canada group, Gabby Peyton, and decided to be a part of the Around the World in Twelve Plates Challenge, a blogging challenge that requires us to prepare dishes and experiment with cuisines from different countries, each month.

Beginning with China for January I came up with Asian Style Quinoa, using the Stir Fry method of cooking, with the traditional Chinese wok as my instrument. In vegetarian authentic Chinese food. I have clubbed this with Tofu, a vegetarian option commonly used in Asian cooking. For non-vegetarians, you can add shrimp instead of Tofu.

Asian Style Quinoa can be eaten itself as a meal, or enjoyed with a sauce / gravy with veggies as a substitute to Vegetable Fried Rice. A healthy and appetizing option, this hardly takes up any cooking time and makes for a great evening meal after a tired day at work.

Asian Stir Fry Quinoa

Asian Stiry Fry Quinoa with Tofu
  • 1 cup Boiled Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Tofu, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 Spring Onion Greens, finely chopped
  • 1 cup White Onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 pods of Fresh Green Garlic, finely chopped (Can use regular garlic)
  • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Green Garlic strands for garnish.


  • Heat the wok, and when on high temperature, add the sesame oil, green chillies, garlic, onions, spring onion greens and fry well.
  • Once the onions get caramelized, add the tofu pieces and fry till crispy.
  • Add the boiled quinoa and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper, soy sauce and stir well.
  • Cook till the mixture is nice and dry.
  • Garnish with the fresh green garlic greens and serve hot.

Asian Stir Fry Quinoa with Fresh Garlic

Check out the other participating recipes for the Around the World in Twelve Plates: China Challenge. 

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Korena in the Kitchen:  

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Hope you enjoy this recipe and follow me this whole year to check out new recipes from across the world.

Happy Eating!

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