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Okra Shrimp Fried Quinoa

Okra and shrimp tossed with spiced quinoa for a balanced meal! Okra is a nutritious vegetable rich in fiber, folate and vitamin A. Quinoa is a great alternative to rice when you are looking to increase your protein in a meal, because quinoa offers both complex carbohydrates and complete proteins. Quinoa is one of the few plant-based foods that is a complete protein, meaning it offers a sufficient amount of all essential amino acids.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup Quinoa (measured uncooked)

1 ½ cups Water

2 tsp Avocado oil (any oil works here)

1 cup Chopped onions

¾ cup Corn

8 oz Large shrimp

2 cups Sliced okra

½ cup Sliced raw carrots

1 tbsp Cumin

2 tsp Soy sauce, reduced sodium

To taste: Salt and pepper


Directions:

  1. Add quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium-high, cover, and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Stir occasionally.

  2. In the meantime, heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, corn, and shrimp in the pan. Stir fry until the shrimp turns a light brown.

  3. Add okra, raw carrots, and cooked quinoa to the pan; stir fry everything for 5-8 minutes. If mixture starts to dry but okra & carrots are not yet tender, add a little water. Keep doing this until okra is tender.

  4. Mix in cumin, soy sauce, and salt/pepper (if using).

 

Servings: 2

Serving size: ½ whole recipe (642g)



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