Vegetable Fried Quinoa
1.5 cups of cooked quinoa
~1/2 cup of shredded kale
1/2 of a small red pepper, chopped
1/2 of a small red onion, chopped
1/4 cup of chopped mango (or pineapple)
1/2 Tbsp of freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup of coarsely chopped cashews
2 Tbsp of coconut oil
1 Tbsp of sesame oil (or peanut oil)
1 Tbsp of tamari (or regular soy sauce)
1 egg, beaten
pinch of salt
Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp of the coconut oil. Add a pinch of salt to the beaten egg and once the oil is heated, place the egg in the skillet and swirl around to fill the pan creating a thin layer. Cook 1-2 minutes on each side until the egg is firm then remove from the skillet. Roll the egg up and cut into shreds then place aside for later.
Using the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp of coconut oil over medium-high heat. Place in the chopped onions and red pepper, let cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the grated ginger, let cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the chopped cashews, mango, and kale, stir together and let cook for another minute. Finally, add in the quinoa, sesame oil, and tamari then turn up to high heat and let "fry" for 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and toss in the egg shreds. At this point, taste the dish and add another pinch of salt if necessary.
I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.