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Quick 'n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa


Quinoa with an Asian accent is quick and easy to make. Even the pickiest eater will enjoy this healthy and tasty meal.

The Gourmandize Team

Quinoa with an Asian accent is quick and easy to make. Even the pickiest eater will enjoy this healthy and tasty meal.

Rate this recipe 2.9/5 (31 Votes)
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  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 6 tablespoons sake wine
  • 3 ½ to 4 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari sauce but you will need to add salt)
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 5 asparagus spear tips
  • 1 small bok choy Chinese cabbage
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • ¼ of a peeled Japanese daikon radish
  • ¼ of green, red and yellow peppers
  • 2 small peeled carrots
  • ½ cup sliced bamboo shoots
  • ½ cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 10 ounces extra-firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 thinly sliced scallions for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon of white sesame seeds for garnish


Servings 5
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Soak the shitake mushrooms in warm water for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Slice the bok choy Chinese cabbage, celery, daikon radish and peppers into thin strips.

Cut the carrots into petite circles.

Step 3

Pour the quinoa, vegetable broth, water, sake wine, soy sauce and fish sauce into a rice cooker. (Or a large saucepan.)

Step 4

Add the tofu, bamboo shoots, chestnuts, garlic and vegetables. Don’t worry about stirring. You can do that once it’s cooked.

Step 5

In a rice cooker the quinoa takes 50 minutes. If you are making the quinoa on the stovetop check cooking times on the package.

Step 6

Serve hot and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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