Thank you, thank you for all your feedback on yesterday’s birth control after baby post. I read every single comment, clicked on a lot of links and feel prepared to fire a million questions at my doc today (he’s going to just love me- haha!). I’ll keep you updated on what I choose, because right now, I’m not sure what it will be. It seems like there are pros and cons to every option.
Moving on… do you have any idea how long it has been since I posted a recipe? Yeah, me neither, but today I have a good one to share!
Well, it’s a good one if you love Japanese steakhouse fried rice. And really, who doesn’t?
Shrimp Fried Quinoa
- 4-5 cups quinoa, cooked
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, cut in half
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 rounded Tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
- 2/3 cup shredded carrots
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/3 cup Tamari (aged soy sauce)
The prep work takes a few minutes, but after that, it comes together quickly!
Get out a wok or a large nonstick pan. Add 1 Tbsp of oil and turn it to high heat. Beat you eggs well, and when the pan is hot, pour them in and start scrambling.
Once they begin to firm up, add your shrimp.
Stir until shrimp are cooked through. Add the other 1 Tbsp of oil, the garlic and ginger. Stir for 2 minutes, then add in the carrots, green onions and red pepper.
Stir and let is fry and sizzle for 2-3 minutes, then add in the quinoa, peas and tamari.
See the steam? Yum. Stir it all up for another minute or two, then serve warm.
It tasted just like shrimp friend rice from any Japanese restaurant, only with the benefit of extra protein and less oil. In fact, this dinner is packed full of protein between the quinoa, egg and shrimp. So forget the delivery and whip this up at home to satisfy your Japanese craving instead.
Do you like going to Japanese steakhouses?
I love them. I think they’re so much fun and the shrimp sauce they serve is delicious- I could drink it. But I know it can’t be healthy!