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Have you ever thought to use quinoa as a replacement for rice in a stir fry?
Well, it works like a charm! You can thank me later. 😉
Quinoa adds a great nutty kick and an extra punch of protein.
Couple this with a peanut-free satay sauce, and you have yourself a whole new rendition of the standard stir fry.
One of my go-to survival tips for a busy week is to have a large container of pre-cooked quinoa in my fridge. Quinoa is perfect for adding to your mid-week meals to help them go that little bit further. It’s so versatile! I sometimes use it as a replacement for rice in sushi, too.
So really, adding quinoa to a stir-fry was a natural progression.
Quinoa Sesame Stir Fry with Peanut-Free Satay Sauce
This Quinoa Sesame Stir Fry is super simple and is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Load up on the veggies and add your protein of choice (or leave out the meat for a vegetarian option).
I was inspired by the idea of a satay sauce. Some people are peanut butter-obsessed and others are almond butter-obsessed. But me? I am tahini-obsessed.
So, you over there with the peanut allergy? I’ve got your back.
Rather than making a traditional peanut satay sauce, I opted for a sesame-based satay. Tahini is just ground up sesame seeds which are commonly used in Asian cooking, so it’s all rather fitting. They are a great source of minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
My favorite vegetables to use in a stir-fry are bell peppers, carrots, mushroom, broccoli, and Asian greens like bok choy. But just use what you have in the fridge. Anything goes!