Saturday, 26 July 2014

Quinoa With Prawns/Shrimps & Vegetables

 Hope everyone is having a good weekend?

This weekend has been a relaxing one for me. 
What have you all been up to ?

I fancied a light but very delicious meal today and rummaged through my cupboard for ingredients. I have had this pack of quinoa for a little while and decided to cook it today.

Before you go ahead and read my recipe here are 12 things you should know about Quinoa.


1 packet of Quinoa
2 bell peppers diced
I packet of prawns/shrimps
cooked corn on the cob( I did not have tinned ones at home)
1/2 ginger finely chopped
1/2 garlic finely chopped 
3 carrots finely chopped
1 lime
salt & seasoning

Bell Peppers, Carrots, Sweetcorn, Quinoa, Seasoning, Prawns, Lime, Garlic & Ginger

 For The Quinoa 

to cook your quinoa follow the instruction on the packet of your purchased quinoa
once cooked set aside and prep your vegetables and prawns

Cooked Quinoa

 For The Bell peppers, Carrots, Garlic & Ginger

once your quinoa is cooked
chop bell peppers, garlic, carrots and ginger finely
heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large wok
              add chopped garlic & ginger and fry for 2mins add clean prawns/shrimps cook                                                  until it's brown on  both sides
once browned add bell peppers and carrots
Stir until brown and soft

Chopped Carrots, Bell Peppers, Garlic & Ginger
Garlic, Ginger & Prawns
Veggie Mix with Garlic & Prawns

Once your veggie mix is cooked, add the quinoa into the mix and stir nicely

Quinoa mixed with carrots, garlic, ginger & prawns
                                                  Plate up and garnish with  lime

Prawn Quinoa With Bell Peppers

Don't be deceived by the small and tiny grains, quinoa is very filling and delicious!!

Have you ever had Quinoa?

How did you make yours?  Let me know in the comments box.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Link Credit: 12 things you should know about Quinoa

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