Posts Tagged by quinoa
|April 27, 2012||Posted by Koalaborg under Food, recipes, Vegan|
I am on a bit of a quinoa kick. I suppose there are worse kicks to be on, right? A friend passed on a non-vegan recipe that looked awesome and very easy to veganize, so here is the final result.
This dish was amazing! I definitely consumed more than I should. Total time to cook/prep was 30 – 40 minutes.
For the quinoa:
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup vegetable stock
Bring stock and milk to near boil in pot on high heat. Add rinsed quinoa and drop temperature to low-medium (2 or 3 on my stovetop setting). Cook 20 minutes or so until grains are transparent and liquid is absorbed.
For the stirfry:
3 green onions, chopped (white and green)
1 Tbsp grated ginger (I used fresh but use tube stuff if you need)
2 tsp minced garlic
1 cups peas, frozen or fresh
1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, pressed and sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice (or juice from 1/2 lime)
~ 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts (optional)
Using cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil in wok, heat green onion, ginger and garlic over medium heat – 1minute while stirring so as to not burn garlic.
Add peas, tofu and cilantro. Let cook for 10-15 minutes. You want your tofu cooked through but it doesn’t need to be browned.
Add in cooked quinoa and mix thoroughly. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and lime juice, and then drizzle over the stirfry. Stir to mix in. Sprinkle the peanuts on top and serve.
|April 26, 2012||Posted by Koalaborg under Food, recipes, Vegan|
I’ve been searching for the perfect burger to cook around here. I’ve made a couple of different variations of black bean burger, but they’ve been, “meh.” But I’ve been on a quinoa kick recently, so I wanted to try making a black bean and quinoa burger.
Simple. Super yummy. Doesn’t crumble into a hundred pieces (maybe just one or two…). We are cutting back on bread around here, so I ate mine naked with toppings (just a dab of veganaise and tomatoes), so any breakage really didn’t bother me.
I was pretty happy though – it was really flavorful and had a wonderful texture. I cooked my quinoa with vegetable stock, and this along with the garlic, was the sole seasoning.
1 -1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, divided (1/2 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup Better Than Boiullon Vegetable Stock)
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups black beans, cooked and divided
2 cloves garlic
Cook onions until soft, ~5 minutes
Stir in 3/4 cup of black beans, garlic and 3/4 cup water. Stir occasionally. Cook until most water evaporated.
Transfer to food processor along with 3/4 cup cooked quinoa. After chopping, transfer to bowl and add remaining beans and quinoa.
Scoop out and cook on heated and oiled cast iron skillet or griddle. Flip with browned and let other side cook thoroughly.