Quinoa and vegetables

Vegetables and quinoa recipes

If you want a quick and reach alternative as an accompaniment it is an excellent opinion.
The first time I was charmed by soy sauce was once I visited a Japanese restaurant. Back then I always tasted soy sauce as an addition to sushi, but that time I visited the restaurant, the chef cooked in front of us with this sauce. Of course, later such an incentive I tried to replicate that dish and not only that since then (many years ago) I have been using Kikkoman soy sauce.
How can we transform something so simple into such a delicious and tasty accompaniment, like the recipe that I bring you today of this sauteed vegetables and quinoa? Ideal for those who don't have much any time during the day and want to eat something really rich and different.
I should also mention that this stir fry was delicious thanks to the fact that soy sauce is a flavor enhancer. In addition, like good wine, Kikkoman soy sauce is aged for several months to develops it's characteristics rich, yet mild flavor, appetizing aroma, and distinctive reddish-brown color.
Consider the use of Kikkoman soy sauce to give your preparations a golden color, in addition to giving it a salty flavor, which is why it is optional to add salt to the preparation.
You can also replace vegetables that are your preference or those you have in that time in your refrigerator. Practically with the one I chose to make this recipe, I achieved a balance of flavor, since the sweet taste of onion and bell peppers make the contrast with soy sauce. On the other hand, if you don't have quinoa you can use rice, wheat, couscous, etc. You can also use Green vegetables for Spinach or chopped Swiss chard.
Quinoa recipes with vegetables


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, cut into feathers
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 bell peppers orange cut into small squares
  • 3/4 cups of mushrooms, cut into small squares
  • About 2 cups of mix arugula and kale (can be replaced by Spinach)
  • A pinch of salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of Kikkoman soy sauce

How to cook Vegetables and quinoa recipes

  1. In a frying pan or wok, place the oil and fry the onion for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the bell peppers, cook for about 3 more minutes and add the mushrooms.
  3. Season with a pinch of salt, pepper, and soy sauce.
  4. Leave about 2 more minutes and add a mix of arugula and kale.
  5. Then add the quinoa, mix well, and cook for about 2 or 3 more minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Another easy and simple recipe of quinoa with vegetables

Quinoa with Vegetables

Serving 4 people
1 large glass of water filled with quinoa
2 glass of water or broth (the measurements is the glass from before)
400 grams of vegetables of your choice, which can be cooked or sauteed. Try carrots, squash, green asparagus, green beans, artichoke hearts, green or red bell peppers, onions, leeks, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini...
Turmeric or curry powder ( optional)
Salt and olive oil

How to make quinoa with vegetables

  1. We wash the quinoa very well in a strainer under the tap, stirring with our hands to eliminate the foam that it gives off. This point is very important so that the quinoa does not become bitter. If you buy quinoa packaged and not in bulk you can save yourself this step because it usually comes washed. In any case, it is best to follow the instructions on the package.
  2. We cook it in double water. If there is any remaining water, strain it and discard it. We let it drain in a strainer while we continue with the vegetables.
  3. To prepare the vegetables we can make a sauté in a little oil with the vegetables of our choice clean and chopped into regular pieces. Check out our wok vegetables recipe.
  4. They can also be cooked separately if they have different cooking times. Then you have to drain them very well and sauté them in oil with a couple of rolled garlic cloves.
  5. Advice:
  6. Join a mix of fresh vegetables that they are prepared for steaming or soups.
  7. You can so use a package of frozen vegetables for stir-fries. This reduces the time of preparing the dish.
  8. If you want to add a little flavor to the dish, add a little curry powder or turmeric to the vegetables.
  9. Once the vegetables are ready, add the quinoa well-drained. It can take a couple of turns to bring the flavors together and serve
  10. Serve and enjoy.
TIPS AND COMMENTSIf you want a more complete dish, with all the amino acids that exist and a good supply of protein. Combine the quinoa with a legume. In the photos below we have added, along with the quinoa, some lentils and some cooked peas (both ingredients can be used in a canned form). They are added at the end, along with the quinoa, to make the stir fry.

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