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This quinoa dish has lots of vegetables. You can add any type of vegetable you like. This low GI quinoa dish is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Preparation + cooking times; 45 mins.
Serves for two as a main.
150 g organic quinoa

350 ml water

250g broccoli, separated the flower for small size (1cm) and chop the stem into1cm size.
200g red capsicum, chopped or diced, 0.5cm size. (or choice of your vegetable)
100g whole green onion, cut into 1cm size( spring, scallion) or leeks or onion. ( I prepared green onion)
2 to 3  green or red hot chillies  finely chopped (optional)
¾ tsp ground salt ( I used Himalayan salt)
2 tbs cooking oil ( I used macadamia oil)
Cucumber relish  (optional)
150 g cucumber, peeled and dice into 0.5 cm size
½ tsp lime or lemon juice
¼ level tsp pink Himalayan salt or choice of salt
1 small green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
25 g (less or more coriander leaves with stem chopped into 1 cm size
1. Rinse quinoa 3-4 times rub and squeeze quinoa with  your fingers. Drain quinoa in a strainer. Return the quinoa to the bowl, cover it with cold tap water rub and squeeze it again, then drain. Repeat above process 3-4 times.
2. Place the quinoa into saucepan. Add  350 ml water. Let it stand 10-15 minutes. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer about 10 – 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
3. Remove from stove and 5 – 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let stand it bit for cool.
4. Blanch the broccoli in salted boiling water until half cook or until your preferred texture.
5. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan, medium to high heat. Add green onion. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add the capsicum, salt and chilli to the wok, stir fry for 3 – 4 minutes. Add blanched broccoli into the wok, stir fry 3 – 4 minutes.
6. Add the quinoa into the wok and stir fry for 1 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand 2-5 minutes.
7. Meanwhile make a cucumber relish. Mix all above ingredients and sprinkle over the fried vegetable with quinoa and serve.

 Hints and tips;

This quinoa dish has more flavour next day.
adding green onion. Bring more green colour to this dish.
Adding red capsicum. Bring more colour and flavour to this dish
Additional flavour and texture can add your choice of roasted nuts or seeds.
 

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