Coconut Quinoa Stir-“Fry”

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan (of course!)

This coconut quinoa stir-“fry” is full of plant-based protein, nutrients, healthy fats, and vegetables! Quinoa is one of the only plant-based foods to contain all nine of the essential amino acids, making it a perfect swap for the traditional rice in a stir-fry!

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Ingredients:

For the quinoa:

  • Two cups of quinoa
  • Four cups of water
  • One tbsp. of raw coconut butter or canned coconut cream

Vegetables:

  • One head of broccoli 
  • One cup of one-inch cut green beans
  • One large zucchini
  • One large yellow squash 
  • One yellow onion
  • Three cloves of garlic, minced

Mix-ins:

  • Three tbsp. of coconut aminos* (or to taste)
  • Three tbsp. of sesame seeds (or desired amount)
  • One tsp. of ginger
  • 1/4 of a tsp. of turmeric
  • Optional: two tbsp. of coconut flakes

How to make:

  1. In a large pot, bring the water and the quinoa to a boil.
  2. While the quinoa and the water boil, dice the yellow onion and mince the garlic.
  3. Sauté the onions and garlic in a large pot with a splash of water until the onions are translucent.
  4. Once the quinoa and water are boiling, stir in the coconut butter/cream and simmer the quinoa with the lid on until it has absorbed the liquid (stir frequently).
  5. Chop the broccoli, green beans, zucchini, and the squash, then sautée them with the onions and garlic until fully cooked.
  6. Once the quinoa is fully cooked stir the coconut aminos, ginger, turmeric, and coconut flakes (if using) into the quinoa.
  7. Once the vegetables are done sautéing, add the quinoa to the vegetables and stir to evenly combine.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

*If you are not soy-free, you may use soy sauce, or tamari if you are gluten-free, instead of the coconut aminos. 

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