This weekend my employer had a chef give us a beautiful cooking demonstration on quinoa and why we should incorporate it in our diet. Now I’m a foodie and of course I know a lot about quinoa. I have a bag of it in the freezer and I have only used it about twice. Dr. Oz said it was good for me so I decided to buy it. That’s mainly how I ended up with a big bag of quinoa in my freezer. However I can recall making these burgers and they were delicious. I also used quinoa in a few other dishes but the bag just got put in the freezer. I had forgotten about it until Saturday when I seen how quinoa can be used in so many ways..
Sesame Carrot and Red Cabbage Stir Fry is a simple dish that I love to eat when I want a quick meal that takes less than 20 minutes and healthy too. I love this dish because it reminds me of a healthier version of Chinese food without all the salt and oil. This dish is very versatile it can be a side or main dish.
Tonight we decided to have it as or main dish; I added grilled chicken to country boys, he was not going to eat it without any meat. No matter how much I told him that quinoa had more protein then meat he was not going for it. I choose to have mine meat free and enjoyed the nutty notes of the dish.
Sesame Carrot and Red Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe:
3 large carrots, peeled
1 small red cabbage (about 2.5 cups)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (chopped)
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
2 tbsp. sesame oil
¼ cup soy sauce
Pinch of chili flakes
Salt to taste
1 cup cooked quiona (to serve)
Recipe Directions: On low to medium heat place a skillet with sesame oil, seeds, onion, garlic and pinch of chili flakes. Sauté until onions are translucent; add carrots and cabbage and sauté for five minutes.Add soy sauce and let simmer for five minutes. One done serve over quiona.