Oriental Quinoa

So this weeks recipe of the week is a fragrant Chicken & prawn Quinoa stir fry favoured with Lemongrass, coriander, garlic and Chilli. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all essential amino acids. Basically it’s very bloody good for you, simple as that.

Chicken & Prawn Oriental Quinoa
Serves 2
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  1. 10g coconut oil
  2. 1 glove garlic, crushed
  3. 1/2 frech chill, finely chopped
  4. 1 tsp lemongrass paste
  5. 1 tsp coriander paste
  6. 1 Large chicken breast, cut into strips
  7. 100g fresh prawns
  8. 1/2 red onion
  9. 1/2 red pepper
  10. 1/2 green pepper
  11. 1 small courgette
  12. 150g cooked, cold quinoa
  13. 1 large egg
  14. 1 tsp linseeds
  15. 1 tsp sesame seeds
  16. 3 -4 large cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  17. Small bunch of fresh coriander and a wedge of fresh lime
  18. Sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste.
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large non stick Wok
  2. Throw in the garlic, chilli & lemongrass paste over a low - medium heat for 1 -2 minutes
  3. Add the onion for another minute or two followed by the chicken breast
  4. Stir fry everything for 4 - 5 minutes adding salt & pepper to taste
  5. Add the green and red pepper for 2 - 3 minutes then the courgette for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked Quinoa and stir though for 3 - 4 minutes.
  7. Make a well in the middle and crack the egg in it, scramble it up until cooked and then stir into the rest of the ingredients
  8. Add the prawns and the coriander paste and stir it all up for 1 - 2 minutes
  9. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle over the linseeds, sesame seeds and chopped cashew
  10. Garnish with the fresh coriander & Lime.
  11. Enjoy
  1. Substitue veggie for your favourite, or meat/prawns for your favourite or even try it just veggie, tofu or quorn would work too.
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