Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tofu 'n Greens Quinoa Bowl

I don’t know about you, but fried rice is one of my favorite comfort foods. Tonight, I decided I wanted to healthify my old favorite with a fun twist by using quinoa and making it into a bowl of sorts. If you don’t feel like using quinoa, any rice or grain would work here. I used steamed Brussels sprouts because I had leftovers from last night’s dinner. Feel free to use up any leftover veggies you might have. Same goes for the protein. I had some tofu that I needed to use up, but if you have chicken or pork, use that! Be sure to not add the sesame oil until after the food is no longer on the burner, as it is only safe to use with medium heat (under 350*). Top each bowl with additional hot sauce and green onions.

What You Need:

1 serving quinoa (1/4 cup dry), cooked in chicken stock or broth
1 serving extra firm tofu, cubed and deeply browned in a pan or oven
½ cup snow peas, chopped
½ cup steamed edemame
6 small Brussels sprouts, halved and partially steamed in microwave (frozen or fresh)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 green onion, green parts only - thinly sliced
1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
½ tsp low sodium soy sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
Non-stick cooking spray
Hot sauce to taste

What To Do:

Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add egg and cook for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned.

Add edemame, snow peas, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, soy sauce, hot sauce and oyster sauce. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.

Top with sesame oil, hot sauce and onion once off the heat. Serve immediately.

Serves 2

Bon Appétit!


Julie said...

mmm mmm :) i lurv me some quinoa! i made a really good one this past week that ended up being super cheesy with the addition of nooch!

btw thank you SO much for the indian food help! i definitely gotta get on board and whip some of that up sometime soon :)

hbobier said...

This is my first time over here, and all I can say is holy cow that looks good! Between the tofu, quinoa and edamame it's awfully protein-packed, too. It sounds amazing!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said...

Love this!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That looks so delicious! I want to make that now!

Chef Bee said...

I have never used quinoa before but your recipe looks great and I'll give it a try.

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Cassie said...

This post inspired me to make something similar to this, using the veggies and such that I had in my kitchen. I'm always telling people to use quinoa just as they would rice, but for some reason never thought of fried quinoa! Thanks!