If you are looking for healthy recipes you can cook up in a minimum of time check out Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and The Best Recipes in the World. I love the short ingredient lists, of mostly easy to find ingredients and speedy cooking times. I also love how almost everything I have tried of Mr. Bittman's tastes as great as it looks. This is my new favorite way to make Quinoa.
- 2 1⁄2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup raw)
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 4 ounces tempeh, crumbled (about 1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, slivered
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts (optional)
- 1 cup tomato, chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup green onion, for garnish
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Cook the quinoa. Rinse and drain in a fine strainer.
- Meanwhile, put the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the tempeh and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the ginger and garlic. Cook for another minute or two.
- Stir in the tomato, if using them. Stir and turn off the heat.
- Stir in the vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl.
- When the quinoa is dry and cool, toss with the tempeh mixture and mung beans.
- Taste and add salt, if necessary, and add a healthy dose of black pepper. Garnish with scallions and cilantro.