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Thai Tonight

daisi - January 27, 2011
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Thanks to our friends at DietsInReview for this meatless Monday recipe. Who doesn’t love a flavorful Thai recipe to start off the week? Red curry has to be the best ingredient known to man and when it is combined with the healthy grain quinoa and loads of veggies, you have yourself a delicious meal.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cups water
2 Tbs. Thai red curry paste
1 mango, ripe
1 green onion
2 Tbs. cilantro, chopped
1/4 cups cashews, chopped

Stir-Fry:
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbs. ginger, minced
2 Tbs. shallot, minced
1 carrot
20 snow peas
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions
Measure and rinse quinoa. Measure water, stock and curry paste; place into a large pan.

Bring liquid to a boil over high heat. Add quinoa to pan and mix; cover the pan. Turn heat down to a simmer and cook quinoa for 15 minutes. Most or all of the water should be absorbed into the quinoa.

Remove cooked quinoa from the pan and place onto a large plate to air dry and cool. Let cool for at least half an hour. Wash the pan as it will be used again in the recipe. While quinoa is cooling, prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Peel the garlic, ginger and shallot. Place garlic, ginger and shallot onto a cutting board. Chop and mince ingredients together. 

WARNING – this has a very strong odor – my eyes were watering the entire time

Also, be sure to mince this stuff as much as possible, you don’t want to bite into a large chunk of shallot, garlic or ginger.

Clean the snow peas by removing the tips and string. Rinse peas and cut in half on the bias. (Bias = 45 degree angle.)

Wash carrot and cut into very thin half circles.

Rough chop the cashews. Slice green onion thin. Peel and dice mango. Wash and chop cilantro. Add cashew, green onion, mango and cilantro to the cooled quinoa. Mix ingredients together.

Place pan back on stove over medium-high heat. Add all the ingredients from the stir-fry list to the hot pan. Cook and stir ingredients for a few minutes. The snow peas and carrots need to be just cooked yet still a little crispy.

Add quinoa mixture to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute. Cover pan and remove from the heat. After a few minutes the quinoa will be warm and ready to serve.

Red Curry Quinoa

Ingredients

  • •1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • •2 cups vegetable stock
  • •1 cups water
  • •2 Tbs. Thai red curry paste
  • •1 mango, ripe
  • •1 green onion
  • •2 Tbs. cilantro, chopped
  • •1/4 cups cashews, chopped
  • •Stir-Fry:
  • •2 Tbs. olive oil
  • •3 cloves garlic
  • •2 Tbs. ginger, minced
  • •2 Tbs. shallot, minced
  • •1 carrot
  • •20 snow peas
  • •1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • •1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Measure and rinse quinoa. Measure water, stock and curry paste; place into a large pan.
  2. Bring liquid to a boil over high heat. Add quinoa to pan and mix; cover the pan. Turn heat down to simmer and cook quinoa for 15 minutes. Most or all of the water should be absorbed into the quinoa.
  3. Remove cooked quinoa from the pan and place onto a large plate to air dry and cool. Let cool for at least half an hour.
  4. Wash the pan as it will be used again in the recipe. While quinoa is cooling, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Peel the garlic, ginger and shallot. Place garlic, ginger and shallot onto a cutting board. Chop and mince ingredients together.
  6. Clean the snow peas by removing the tips and string. Rinse peas and cut in half on the bias. (Bias = 45 degree angle.)
  7. Wash carrot and cut into very thin half circles.
  8. Rough chop the cashews. Slice green onion thin. Peel and dice mango. Wash and chop cilantro. Add cashew, green onion, mango and cilantro to the cooled quinoa. Mix ingredients together.
  9. Place pan back on stove over medium-high heat. Add all the ingredients from the stir-fry list to the hot pan. Cook and stir ingredients for a few minutes. The snow peas and carrots need to be just cooked yet still a little crispy.
  10. Add quinoa mixture to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute. Cover pan and remove from the heat. After a few minutes the quinoa will be warm and ready to serve.
http://shesthebross.com/2011/01/thai-tonight/

adapted from a diets in review recipe:

http://www.dietsinreview.com/recipes/print/red-curry-quinoa

 

 

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