Thai Quinoa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
Thai Quinoa
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Ingredients


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (white; red; black or tricolor)
1 cup Coconut milk, sweetened (unsweetened)
1 pinch Sea Salt (to taste)
2 tbsp Coconut aminos, Coconut Secret
1 tbsp Lime juice (fresh)
1 piece, 1-inch Ginger root (juice; finely grated & squeezed)
1 pinch Sea Salt (to taste)
1 small Red onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (finely minced)
1/4 cup Thai basil, fresh (finely minced)
1/3 cup whole/halves Macadamia nuts, unsalted (crushed)
1 fruit Lime (cut into wedges)

Instructions


  1. Place quinoa, unsweetened coconut milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan and cook quinoa for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, keeping quinoa covered for 5 additional minutes to absorb remaining liquid. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork, set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos, lime juice and ginger juice, season to taste with salt if needed.
  3. In a large bowl add quinoa and coconut amino/juice mixture, toss to coat.
  4. On a serving platter arrange in layers quinoa, red onion slices, minced cilantro and Thai basil, and crushed macadamia nuts. Serve with lime wedges.

Notes:

Quinoa

is very high in fiber which is so important for healthy digestion, it is a complete protein which makes it a good blend in vegetarian dishes!


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 281
Calories from fat 115
Calories from saturated fat 26.6
Total Fat 12.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 310 mg
Potassium 364 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Protein 7.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.3

Energy sources


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