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Quinoa Shrimp Stir-Fry

Some Quinoa basics:

  • 1 cup raw quinoa = 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • Quinoa cooks in approximately 20 minutes
  • Rinse your quinoa before and allow enough time for it to drain completely
  • Medium-low heat produces better result
  • 1 part fresh quinoa require 1.5 equal parts liquid
  • For best result, use some type of broth as your base – NEVER USE WATER
  • Allow time for quinoa to cool after cooking and always fluff with a fork

Quinoa Ingredients

What you will need:

  • 2.5 cups raw quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped carrot and peas mix (frozen or canned works just fine)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)
  • 3.75 Cups Chicken or Beef Broth
  • 2 tablespoon butter – Divided
  • 2 cups raw shrimp ( Cleaned and deveined)
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut oil (substitute olive, peanut or vegetable oil)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic – Finely Minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried pepper ( ata gigun)
  •  2-3 cubes Maggi*
  • Salt to taste

**Note: If you do not have broth, boil 3.75 cups of water with 1 cube maggi, salt and your favorite spices.


Cooking the quinoa

  • Start by generously washing the quinoa under running water, you want to get rid of as much “top foam” as possible. Pour the washed quinoa into a colander (sieve) and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes (this is to get rid of excess water)



  • Place a pot with a tight fitting lead on high heat, add in the broth. Cover and bring to a rolling boil. Add in one part butter and quinoa. Stir. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 15-20minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool (uncovered)




Making the Stir-Fry

  • Season the shrimp with some salt and pepper. Set aside
  • Heat up the coconut oil in a large pot or wok. Add in the minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant. Add in the shrimp and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Stir in pepper. Add maggi and salt.
  • Stir in the peas and carrots
  • Fluff the cooked quinoa with fork, add quinoa into the pot. Add in the left over butter . Stir fry for 1-2 minutes




Your stirfry is ready to serve.  Ours was served with Chicken Paprika

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