Quinoa, lentil, and Vegetables Stir-Fry - One Pot Dish
With hubby in diet mode, we have been consuming lot of quinoa lately. Mostly we have it instead of rice with regular South Indian fixings. He recently had a lentil quinoa salad and a lunch meeting lately and was going on and on about how good it was, so I thought of giving that combination a try. With the cold weather, I didn't want to make a salad for us, so I made it up like a stir-fry or almost like a fried rice method with the lentils and quinoa. This was very good and filling as well. The recipe is very simple and the assembly takes around 5 minutes if you have cut veggies on hand. This is also an ideal lunch box recipe if you are watching your diet.
1. Quinoa, 1 cup, washed well.
2. Brown lentils or whole masoor dhal, 1/2, washed well parboiled. I cooked them in the microwave for 10 minutes.
3. Mixed vegetables like carrots, cabbage, green beans, bell peppers etc, cut into small pieces, 1 cup.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
5. Chili powder or sambar powder, 1 teaspoon.
6. Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.
7. Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon.
8. Salt, as per taste.
Add all the ingredients in a rice cooker or pot with 1-1/4 cups of water, mix it up, and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the flames let it simmer until the quinoa is cooked and the water is all absorbed. Fluff it up with a fork and serve. If using a rice cooker, just use the rice mode and let it do its thing.
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita