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Quinoa and soya chunks with satay sauce. You can vary how much water you use in the sauce depending on how wet or dry you like it. This is a great recipe for vegetarians who want a quick, tasty meal but have no fresh produce in the fridge!

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Max Servings:
2
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Boil 1/2 cup water, and pour into a bowl. Mix in soy chunks. Blend in peanut butter, cream of coconut, chile, green onion, and cilantro. Keep warm while the quinoa cooks.

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  • Bring quinoa and remaining 1 cup water to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, until quinoa is fluffy. Stir in the soy chunks and peanut butter sauce, and season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

334.07 calories; 30.82 g protein; 36.27 g carbohydrates; 9.18 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 325.08 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Anonymous
06/20/2007
I thought this was great. It was super easy fast and tasted good too. I made a few changes to the sauce though. Doubling the coconut milk (I didn't have coconut cream) and peanut butter really made the dish more saucy rather than dry. I also added lemon juice and just used a serrano pepper.
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APCOOKING
12/14/2007
I was really excited to try this as I cook this kind of recipe a lot and love asian food. However this was just not good in my opinion. In an attempt to improve it I added sesame oil more peanut butter herbed-garlic-salt increased the coconut milk added yellow & orange peppers and still it was so-so. Sorry. Won't bother with this again.
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Anonymous
06/20/2007
I thought this was great. It was super easy fast and tasted good too. I made a few changes to the sauce though. Doubling the coconut milk (I didn't have coconut cream) and peanut butter really made the dish more saucy rather than dry. I also added lemon juice and just used a serrano pepper.
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Anonymous
02/18/2007
This was fantastic. I didn't have soy chunks on hand so we used Quorn tenders instead. Since they didn't need to be rehydrated I simply cooked them in a pan separate from the sauce and blended them together before adding to the quinoa. I also just added a tiny bit of water to the sauce rather than the 1/2 cup the recipe called for- I wasn't sure how much water would have been left after the soy had been rehydrated so I just guessed- maybe 2 or 3 Tbs. I then doubled the amount of the sauce since the previous reviewer had said it was dry. This made a perfect amount and was really delicious though I think next time I'll add a little more peanut butter. It also only really made enough for my boyfriend and I so next time I'll definitely double the recipe as we easily could have eaten more and we both LOVED it. Very nice flavor and I love getting new recipes for quinoa!
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Nicaragua Chef
01/22/2008
This was great both with tofu seitan & chicken. I used regular coconut milk instead of the cream of coconut. With the sweetened peanut butter the dressing turned out fine. Very tasty. If you add a lot of veggies to this (and make a little more dressing to cover them) this recipe shines!
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Anonymous
12/08/2008
I doubled the peanut butter and used coconut milk as many others did. Although I love peanut butter that was really all that I could taste from the end product. The texture was also creamier than I had expected but possible due to having more sauce than the original recipe yields. Overall the recipe was okay. I may try it again with more alterations/additions. Thanks!
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APCOOKING
12/14/2007
I was really excited to try this as I cook this kind of recipe a lot and love asian food. However this was just not good in my opinion. In an attempt to improve it I added sesame oil more peanut butter herbed-garlic-salt increased the coconut milk added yellow & orange peppers and still it was so-so. Sorry. Won't bother with this again.
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Anonymous
09/07/2010
To quote from a previous reviewer: "I doubled the peanut butter and added extra chiles but the end result was disappointing. Like another reviwer (sic) the only taste that really came through was peanut butter." Then why did you double the peanut butter? IMHO people should try the basic recipe first (and review it on that basis first!) before making major changes. By the way although I'm usually not fond of soy products this dish was delicious.
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Anonymous
03/28/2011
YUMMY. Doubled the peanut butter as others suggested used coconut milk and Serrano pepper. Used tempeh for the soy chunks. Added 1/4c golden raisins to the sauce as an afterthought. I inhaled this.
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Happy Veggie
01/06/2010
I just made this and I liked it for the most part but did make a few changes. I added more sauce like suggested in previous reviews but it might have been okay with what's written. I also added baked tofu instead of soy chunks so I just added some water to the sauce then added tofu later. I also added about a tablespoon of Tamari (aged soy sauce) for a little more flavor and 2 teaspoons of chili paste instead of the chili because I didn't have one. In previous review there was some confusion about coconut cream. The cream is the part towards the top of the coconut milk can before it's mixed together. Overall I thought it was yummy and very forgiving to changes/modifications.
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Anonymous
01/08/2007
I found this to be very dry (even after adding a good bit more water) and the cooking time seems off. The flavors didn't do it for me and I love Southeast Asian food.
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