Fried Quinoa And Veggie Bowl
What’s the story behind this Fried Quinoa and Veggie bowl?
“The greatest wealth is health,” – said Virgil, the Roman poet, more than 2000 years ago. This famous quote shows so much truth because we can achieve everything in life if we keep our health. Money is also essential, but how can we enjoy our lives and live to the fullest if our health is poor? Sometimes we take our health for granted, which is not the right approach.
Healthy eating and an active lifestyle are the pillars that can support healthy aging and happy life.
The first step to healthy eating is to prepare your daily meals from natural ingredients.
The second step is to cook the right foods that give your body the proper nutrients for healthy functioning.
I focus on making healthy choices because I committed to a healthy lifestyle over 13 years ago because of my endometriosis.
Limiting my meat consumption to no more than two times per week is one choice that benefits my overall health and keeps my endometriosis symptoms under control. Life is too short to allow this horrible disease to take over my life.
In this Fried quinoa and veggie bowl recipe, the star ingredient is, you guessed it, quinoa.
When it comes to protein, this grain is a winner. Due to its amazing nutritional content, quinoa can successfully replace meat and keep us full for hours.
This tiny grain is considered one of the most beneficial and nutrient-dense foods.
It is naturally gluten-free and contains a lot of protein.
Minor adjustments can go a long way toward developing healthier eating habits. The key is getting the most out of your foods while meeting your nutrient needs to reduce your disease risk.
The story behind this Fried quinoa and veggie bowl recipe is the simple question everyone asks when it comes to lunch, “What should I eat for lunch?”
Sometimes this is the recipe that gets me through the week. It’s easy to cook, affordable, hearty, gluten-free, and tastes delicious.
If you like meal prepping, add this Fried Quinoa and Veggie Bowl to your 5-day lunch to get you through the busy weekdays.
What do you need for this Fried Quinoa and Veggie Bowl?
These ingredients are enough to feed one person for 4 to 5 days. It depends on the size of the serving.
250 g cooked organic white quinoa (from about ½ cup raw quinoa).
1 yellow or red onion, chopped. Or you can replace it with green onions, about 4
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 carrots, sliced
400 g frozen or fresh green beans
300 g frozen peas
3 tbsp of olive oil
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste.
How to prepare the Fried quinoa and veggie bowl?
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Step 1 Start with the quinoa.
How do you cook quinoa?
A rule of thumb for perfectly cooked quinoa is two parts water to one part quinoa. It is best to soak the quinoa in water with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of lemon juice for at least 20 minutes before cooking to take away its bitterness. Then rinse the quinoa, put the water (according to the ratio) and quinoa in a pot, sprinkle a pinch of salt, bring to a boil, and then cook over low heat until the quinoa has absorbed all the water. This usually takes about 15 minutes. Once the quinoa is cooked, cover it and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Cook the vegetables
Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add 3 tbsp of olive oil.
Sauté the onion in olive oil until it softens. Add the garlic and stir.
Add the remaining vegetables (carrots, green beans, and peas).
Sprinkle turmeric, oregano, salt, and pepper on top.
Stir-fry for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and crisp.
Step 3: Fry the quinoa – Quinoa tastes excellent when fried in a little olive oil.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a pan over medium heat.
Add the quinoa and salt.
Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 4: Mix the quinoa and vegetables.
Mix the vegetables and quinoa in a large bowl.
Suggestions for serving:
Meat: Add leftover roasted turkey, chicken, or your favorite meat.
Spicy and sauce: Make it spicy if it’s your thing. Since I can not tolerate spicy foods, I limit the spiciness to turmeric and black pepper. Feel free to add your favorite sauce. This Fried Quinoa and Veggie Bowl go great with soy sauce.
It goes excellent with arugula salad: I like to eat this Fried Quinoa and Veggie bowl with arugula and tomato salad. Add a simple dressing of apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s so nutritious and refreshing.
Did you know? Arugula (wild rocket) has excellent anti-cancer and anti-estrogenic effects. It also rids the body of harmful estrogen, which is responsible for breast cancer, endometriosis, etc.
Arugula is easy to include in your daily salad.
Note: Opt for organic arugula to avoid pesticides that mess with your hormones.
The Fried Quinoa and Veggie Bowl will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Who is this Fried quinoa and veggie bowl for?
Anyone who is committed to a healthy lifestyle can eat them.
This fried quinoa and veggie bowl is an excellent choice for women suffering from endometriosis and anyone looking for healthy weight loss ideas.
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Until next time, stay healthy and make the most of your days.
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