thai style vegies and quinoa (GF)
i pre-cooked a whole heap of quinoa so i had it ready to go. when i cook quinoa i am paranoid about losing the bitter taste after one time i forgot to pre-soak etc, disgusting! so when i do quinoa i soak in boiling water for 20 mins, then drain and rinse well, then cook in boiling / simmering water for about 15 mins. drain and rinse well and it's ready to go. i just cooked the rest of the dish in the same saucepan.
so to do the thai style dish:
1 tspn coconut oil
2-3 finely chopped garlic cloves
2cm finely chopped ginger (of course you can do this first part in the thermomix, i just happened not to)
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 stalk broccoli, cut into bite size pieces (i used the stalk too)
a handful of green beans, topped, tailed and cut into bite size pieces
1 medium zucchini, cut into pieces
2 tspn stock concentrate
1 can coconut milk
around 1/2 can water
6-9 drop stevia (or 3-4 tspns of a darker sugar)
juice of half a lime
chopped or dried chili to your taste
handful of chopped coriander
handful of vietnamese mint
about a cup or so of cooked quinoa
heat oil, add garlic, ginger and onion, cook stirring for a minute
add vegies and cook stirring for around 2 minutes.
add all other ingredients except quinoa, reserving 2/3 of the herbs
turn heat down to medium low and cook for around 10 mins until vegies are done.
add quinoa and herbs and cook a few more minutes until warmed through.
this would be lovely with tofu, chicken or prawns in it too