This was seriously the best vegan meal I've eaten so far! Just omit the animal products, and I used peas instead of edamame. So flavorful! Thanx Communaltable.wordpress.com for the recipe! PS. Don't be scared by the amount of ingredients.. it's worth it.
Fried Rice-Style Quinoa with Grilled Pineapple & Cashews
½ large white onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large knob of ginger, chopped
Oyster mushrooms, chopped
Tamari soy sauce (or regular soy sauce)
Green onion, chopped
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
3-4 fresh pineapple rings
Handful of cashews, roughly chopped
Rinse the quinoa really well under fast-running cold water. Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and add the rinsed quinoa. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 12 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, cover and set aside.
Heat a grill pan on high heat until it’s really hot. Place the pineapple rings in the pan and grill on each side until the outside has nice dark grill marks and is nicely caramelized. Take off the heat and set aside.
Heat a wok or large pan on medium high heat until really hot. Add some sesame oil and the onion. Cook until the onion is nice and brown. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for a few minutes. Add in the chopped carrot and broccoli florets and cook for a few more minutes. Add the chopped mushroom and keep cooking until any moisture has evaporated. I raised the heat slightly to help cook off the liquid from the mushrooms.
Add some soy sauce (to taste) into the pan and stir-fry well.
Add the cooked quinoa to the stir-fried vegetables and mix. I added a touch more sesame oil to flavor the quinoa and to help it stir-fry in the pan as well. Drizzle in more soy sauce, if needed, and squeeze the juice of half a lime overtop. Mix well.
Whisk the eggs in a small bowl. Make a well in the centre of the hot pan and add in the eggs. Scramble in the pan and then mix to distribute through the quinoa.
Plate the stir-fried quinoa and add the grilled pineapple on top. I chopped the pineapple into bite size pieces, but you can leave the rings whole. Top with chopped cashews and green onion and serve with a lime wedge and some sriracha for a bit of heat.