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Asian quinoa stir-fry

Asian quinoa stir-fry

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2 - 3

This filling and gluten-free vegetarian dinner is full of colourful vegetables, with a tangy sauce of lime juice, garlic and tamari

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving (2)
low inkcal465


  • 100g dried quinoa
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove , grated
  • thumb-sized piece ginger , grated
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp wheat-free tamari
  • 1 red pepper , cut in 1cm/ 1/2 slices
  • 1 large courgette (about 250g/9oz), sliced
  • 100g green beans , tailed and cut in half
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • small pack coriander , roughly chopped

For the dressing

  • zest and juice 2 limes
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ garlic clove , crushed
  • ½ tsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp wheat-free tamari


  • STEP 1

    Cook the quinoa following pack instructions and leave to cool.

  • STEP 2

    In a large frying pan or wok, pour in the sesame oil, onion, garlic, ginger, ground coriander and tamari and fry on a medium-high heat for 2 mins until the moisture starts to evaporate, then add 3 tbsp water. Leave to fry for 1 min more, add the pepper and fry for another 2 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Add 4 tbsp water then after 2 mins, add the green beans and 125ml water.

  • STEP 4

    After another 2 mins, add the courgette, 125ml water and leave to cook for 3 mins, then take off the heat.

  • STEP 5

    Make the dressing by putting all the ingredients in a jug and whisking until smooth. Mix the quinoa into the veg, add the dressing and mix together with the sesame seeds. Stir through the coriander to serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2015

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