Sunday, 4 January 2015

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Chinese Quinoa Fried Rice


Serves 4

Ingredients:

1. 1 cup quinoa cooked according to instructions here, or cooked according to the way you cook rice.
2. 1/3 large cucumber cut into cubes
3. 1 red pepper bell sliced into strips
4. 1 carrot chopped into cubes
5. 200g chicken breast sliced
6. 2 eggs
7. 1 clove garlic chopped
8. 2 TBS olive oil
9. 1/2 TBS corn starch
10. Salt & pepper to taste
11. 2 stalks spring onion chopped for garnishing (optional)

Directions:

1. Marinade chicken breast with corn starch, salt and pepper.
2. Heat 1 TBS olive oil on pan under medium fire (no. 7-8 on my stove).
3. Fry egg, dish out, cut into strips and set aside.
4. Add 1 TBS olive oil into pan under medium fire again.
5. Fry garlic until golden.
6. Add 1/2 of the spring onions and fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
7. Add carrots and fry for a minute.
8. Add chicken and fry until almost just done.
9. Add red pepper bell and cucumber and stir-fry.
10. Add quinoa, fry and mix well.
11. Dish up, garnish with eggs and spring onions and serve.

Additional Information:
Quinoa is very nutritious, more so than rice. We are trying to find more ways of preparing quinoa, so that we will eat more quinoa. This is "quinoa" fried rice done according to Chinese fried rice method. I tried it today and it is very tasty and both my Mr. FECS and our Little FECS like it.

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