Spice in the Kitchen: Asian Style Quinoa w/ Tofu & Green Beans

Thanks for the bowl, Kara!

IM between me and Mr. Scissors:

me: What should have for dinner?
him: Can we go light, like steamed veggies?
me: Sure, but we have no vegetables. I really need to go shopping.
him: Should I pick something up on the way home?
me: Let see what we have frozen...
me: Ah! Got it! Going to make some quinoa with green beans. Possibly tofu. Something Asian-y.
him: Sounds good!

Asian Style Quinoa w/ Tofu & Green Beans Recipe (vegan)
serves 3-4

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce (or gf tamari)
  • 1 TB grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or hing)
  • 3 cups frozen green beans (I used Trader Joe's French green beans.)
  • Baked, marinated tofu (I used TJ's baked tofu.)
Tamari Almond Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup tamari almonds (They sell them at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 TB soy sauce
  • 1 TB peanut butter
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  1. Boil water, quinoa, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and Chinese 5 spice. When it reaches a roiling boil, reduce heat and simmer until all water is absorbed. About 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the last 10 minutes of the quinoa cooking add green beans on top. Stir in when the quinoa is fully cooked.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, make sauce by combining all ingredients in a small food processor until smooth. If mixture is thick, add water.
  4. Fry baked tofu in slices. Set aside.
  5. When quinoa and beans are done, salt if necessary.
  6. Serve individually in bowls by topping quinoa with tofu and sauce.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds AMAZINGLY delicious! I MUST make it right away!!!


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