Rating: 4.5 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

These tiny quinoa seeds really are sponges for flavor. I was really surprised how decadent and satisfying this seemed, and with only a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a handful of very lean smoked ham.

Recipe Summary

cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse quinoa in cold water for about 1 minute and drain well.

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  • Place in a saucepan and cover with 1 1/2 cup cold water and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

  • Fluff quinoa with a fork and set aside.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ham, red bell pepper, and the white parts of the green onion until the ham begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Set chopped green onion tops aside. Add garlic, remove from heat, and stir until garlic becomes aromatic, 1 or 2 minutes.

  • Stir in quinoa and return to stove over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vinegar, soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, and sesame seeds. Garnish with reserved green onion tops.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 730.5mg. Full Nutrition
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