This dish was inspired by a recipe my beautiful mother made a week ago. It was crazy good and ever since I've been craving it!
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It's simple. Nourishing. Packed full of protein, healthy fats and best part is, it tastes delicious! Makes for a wonderful lunch or tasty side dish.
Power-Up Protein Stir-Fry
1 cup quinoa
1 cup frozen organic edamame, shelled
1/4 red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red pepper, diced
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp tamari
sea salt and pepper to taste
* Make this dish vegan by substituting olive or coconut oil for the ghee
Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups filtered water in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes or until water has been absorbed. Season with sea salt and pepper and set aside.
Bring a separate pot of water to a boil. Add 1 cup frozen edamame and boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain water and set edamame aside.
In a saute pan over medium heat add 1 tbsp ghee, once pan is warm add to it diced red onion and sauté until translucent. About 5 minutes or so. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add to the pan the diced red peppers and cook a few minutes longer. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Add quinoa & edamame to the sauté pan. Season with tamari and stir in another tablespoon of ghee. Sauté for a few minutes longer and taste for sea salt and pepper. Serve hot or allow to cool and enjoy on its own or as a side dish.