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Quinoa Goreng With Turmeric!

Quinoa Goreng With Turmeric!

When we lived in Bali, Indonesia, we quickly learned to cook Nasi Goreng (fried rice), and some days we ate nothing else! It’s quick, easy and really delicious. Since we moved back to Iceland we've started to use quinoa instead of rice and we’re totally loving it!
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids. Turmeric is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems!

The thing I like most about this recipe is that I am constantly changing it. I just use whatever vegetables we have in the fridge and today I did just that and it turned out fantastic! 

Ingredients

• 1/2 cup / 100 g Quinoa
• 1 Bell pepper
• 4 Carrots
• 1 Onion
• 1 Red onion
• 2 Spring onions
• 1/4 cup / 40 g Ginger
• 4 Garlic cloves
• Half a broccoli head
• Handful of spinach
• 2 tbsp Cilantro
• 2 cups / 400 g Chickpeas
• 2 tbsp Coconut oil
• 1 tsp Turmeric
• 1 tsp Cumin
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1/2 tsp Pepper
• 4 tsp Soy sauce

  

1. Add 1/2 cup quinoa and 1 cup of water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once its boiling, reduce the heat and cover and let it simmer until most of the water has been absorbed. Usually it takes about 15-20 minutes for it to be ready.

2. While the quinoa is getting ready, cut the garlic, ginger, white onion, spring onion and carrots into small peaces and slices. Then cut the red onion, bell pepper and broccoli just the way you want! Throw it all into a frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Fry on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes.

3. Add the quinoa & chickpeas to the frying pan and spice away with salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric & soy sauce. Fry for 5 minutes until adding the spinach and the chopped cilantro.


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Aron

Writer & co-founder of Just Us. A young videographer and web-designer that loves to travel, spend time with his wife and go on adventures around the world. 

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