Saturday, January 9, 2010
Pineapple Quinoa Stir-Fry
This is another favorite from Veganomicon, but I've made it so many times that I no longer follow the recipe. I omitted some things and threw in some others. The stir-fry consists of onion, peas, bell peppers, chili peppers and cashews. Pineapple and quinoa are added at the end. I also sautéed some Swiss chard to go with it.
If you're unfamiliar with quinoa, you MUST try it. Quinoa is packed with protein. It's considered a "perfect protein", meaning it contains all essential amino acids. It is high in magnesium and iron, and also contains lots of B vitamins, vitamin E, zinc and phosphorus. Quinoa is gluten free so people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can eat it. It cooks up quickly, so it's good for a quick dinner. It also makes a nice breakfast cereal when cooked with rice milk, nuts, seeds dried fruits and cinnamon. And if you're wondering how to pronounce it, it's keen-wa!