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Inca Red Quinoa Stir-Fry
Recipe from There's a Vegan in the Kitchen: Viva la Vegan's Easy and Tasty Plant-Based Recipes, ©2014 Leigh-Chantelle. Book or eBook available at

Try this special quinoa stir-fry if you're looking for a gluten-free, low-fat, complete protein entree. Works great as a side dish too, and putting it all together is very straightforward.

1 cup Inca red quinoa
2 cups filtered water
1 eggplant, thinly sliced
4 yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
bunch bok choy, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
optional salt, to taste


Cook quinoa and water in saucepan until white rims form on the periphery of the grain (about 15 minutes, do not overcook). Saute garlic cloves in a small amount of water. Stir-fry eggplant, squash, zucchini and bell pepper until tender. Add bok choy, stir-fry until cooked. Combine with quinoa and serve! (Serves 3-4.)

To remove any bitter taste, rinse the quinoa in a fine strainer before cooking it. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to simmer, and cook for roughly 15 minutes. Drain the quinoa well before using it in your recipe to prevent a watery dish.

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