Quinoa Stir-fry

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed well)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced small
  • 2 sticks celery, diced small
  • 2 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce (optional – no soy for us)
  • 1/2 tsp 5 spice powder (optional – we had it)
  • Large pinch of salt
  • Fresh Pepper, to taste
  • Small handful cilantro, shredded (optional – we had it)

Directions

  1. Combine quinoa, 1 cup fresh water and beef stock in a small stock pot.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let cook until fluffy, about 20 minutes.
  2. In the mean time, prep/cut vegetables.
  3. Heat oils and sauces in a pan (or wok) on high heat.  Add onions, garlic, and spices (not cilantro) until aromatic.  Add vegetables and cook for 10 minutes or so – stirring occasionally.  Add quinoa and allow to cook through.
  4. Add cilantro and serve.

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