Shrimp-fried quinoa

12

PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Serves

4

Shrimp-fried quinoa

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa , rinsed
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 small onion , finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables , such as carrots, peas and corn, thawed
  • 1/2 340-g pkg frozen raw peeled small shrimp , thawed (2 cups)
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 lime , cut into wedges

Instructions

  • COOK quinoa in a medium saucepan, following package directions, 15 to 17 min. Spread on a baking sheet to cool slightly.
  • HEAT oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add onion and cook until softened, 3 min. Add vegetables and cook, stirring, for 3 min. Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink, 2 to 3 min. Add eggs, stirring constantly to scramble, until cooked. Stir in fish sauce, chili-garlic sauce, lime juice, sesame oil and salt, then quinoa. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with chopped chives. Serve with lime wedges.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 287,
  • Protein
  • 17 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 638 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • folate