I love Quinoa. It has rich amounts of protein, fiber, iron, lysine, magnesium, and riboflavin, in addition to containing all 9 essential amino acids.1 No wonder there is so much hype about it. It’s a super-food!

I also love stir-fry.  Fresh veggies, lightly fried in olive oil is a great way to include a large variety of vegetables into one dish.

Oh, and I love spicy food. I have been raised in New Mexico for the majority of my life, and I have grown to crave all things spicy. The hotter, the better.

I thought it would be a really happy evening
if I combined all three!

Quinoa Stir Fry

Spicy, salty, and flavorful — this healthy meal will leave you feeling full and satisfied!

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Spicy Quinoa Stir-fry
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 diced roma tomato
  • 1 tbsp chlii garlic sauce or 1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  1. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add quinoa, bring back to a boil, then cover and cook over medium heat for 12 minutes, until water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, broccoli, carrots and jalapeno and sautée for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned.
  3. Add 1.5 cups chicken broth, corn, lemon, cumin, and salt, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more broth if necessary to keep from burning.
  4. Add 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tbsp olive oil, tomatoes, 1 cup cooked quinoa and hot sauce and mix together over medium heat, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

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2 Responses to Spicy Quinoa Stirfry

  1. Bobbi says:

    great looking recipe!

  2. lauramoreland says:

    i made this one the other day but with a few diffrent ingrediants its delicious and good for you thanks so much for your recipe, i really can not wait to make it.

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