Stir Fry Vegetable with Quinoa/Couscous

by in Blog, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes 19/02/2019

Stir Fry Vegetable with Quinoa/Couscous

Stir-fried vegetable with Quinoa is an interesting alternative to the usual weekly dinners. Look for vegetables in hand, throw everything together over a heated wok, add a dash of your favorite condiments and presto, you stir-fry is ready! In this recipe I have added veggies with similar cooking time for ease, but if you have vegetables with many different cooking time add them accordingly. I have served the stir-fry vegetables over quinoa instead of the usual chow mein or rice as quinoa is healthier and more protein rich than both. Better for us active individuals.

Serves                                  2

Preparation Time               10 minutes

Active Cooking Time         20 minutes

Ready in                               30 minutes

Difficulty Level                    Easy


For quinoa

  • ½  cup quinoa, dry
  • 1 cup water

For stir-fry

  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup mushroom, sliced
  • ½ cup baby corn, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce(tamari) or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoon cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or molasses
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch


For quinoa:

  • Place quinoa in a strainer, rinse and rub under running water for few minutes.
  • Heat quinoa and water in a sauce pan to boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until no water remains. Arrange on two serving dish.

For stir-fry:

  • Place a wok or non stick skillet over high heat. Sauté ginger and garlic until light golden. Add broccoli, red bell pepper, carrot, mushroom, onions; stir fry for 3 minutes.
  • Combine lemon juice, soya sauce or orange juice, molasses, cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour over vegetables. Add spinach and sauté for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle cashew nuts. Serve hot over quinoa.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving



Total Fat

14.5 g

      Saturated Fat

1.4 g

      Polyunsaturated Fat

3.0 g

      Monounsaturated Fat

6.5 g


0.0 mg


1053.0 mg


643.5 mg

Total Carbohydrate

55.2 g

      Dietary Fiber

8.5 g


8.6 g


14.1 g

Vitamin A

20.4 %

Vitamin B-6

28.4 %

Vitamin C

280.5 %

Vitamin D

6.7 %

Vitamin E

15.5 %


6.4 %


33.5 %


23.5 %


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