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Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

Usually when I bring my sweet babe up to bed, I bring my phone..you know, a little entertainment to make the time go by a little faster while he eats and falls asleep. Last night, I forgot it downstairs, at first I was annoyed, but after a few minutes, I couldn’t have been more grateful. Watching him is so magical. His fluttering eyelashes, the way he rubs his hands over my skin, grasps my finger with his tiny little fingers, scrunches up his legs and toes, the noises he makes..everything is just so absolutely perfect. He turned four months old yesterday, and I’m starting to realize those moments are fleeting and it makes me so sad.

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

I can never believe how fast and how much they both change is such a short time. My oldest went from babbling words to talking full sentences that we actually understand now, over the course of the last few months. Everything just changes far to quickly. I feel so blessed to have these two sweet little boys to wake up to every morning. 🙂 Okay, I’m fully done being a sap now! (Thanks for listening!)

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

Okay so since what you’re really here for is the food let me tell you about this delicious Quinoa and Bok-Choy Veggie Stir Fry! It’s a quick, super easy, and fabulously mouthwatering stir-fry! The zingy sauce tossed over the fresh spring veggies and protein-packed quinoa, is a recipe for health, flavor, and a filling meal! This stir fry is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings

Quinoa and Bok Choy Veggie Stir Fry

A delicious sweet and tangy sauce tossed with fresh vegetables and quinoa! A perfect light and springy stir fry!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sliced red pepper
  • 1 head baby bok choy, sliced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 5 spears asparagus, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • For the Sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. In a large wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the sliced red pepper, bok choy, minced ginger, mushrooms, and asparagus.
  3. Toss and cook until softened, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, lime juice, and cornstarch.
  5. Pour the sauce into the veggie mixture, reduce the heat, and toss.
  6. Allow the sauce to simmer until slightly thickened.
  7. Add in the cooked quinoa and sesame seeds, toss until thoroughly coated.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Inspired by: Womens Health Magazine, April 2013

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11 Comments

  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    Yummy!

    April 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    I feel healthy just LOOKING at this salad. Love veggies, love quinoa, love stir fry. Did you make this for me? 😉

    April 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha I may have had you in mind! 😛 Glad you’re loving it! 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Julia

    Delicious!! Love stir frys. I am looking for new veggie dishes so this is great.

    April 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    This is such a great, healthy, and flavorful meal!!

    April 20, 2013 at 4:30 am
  • Reply Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Wow! Is it bad to want a whole plate of this for breakfast?! I love quinoa and definitely need to use it for stir-fry ASAP! Love this one, Alaina!

    April 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I love it too! Thank you so much!!

      April 22, 2013 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Tracey

    Mmmm, quinoa in a stir-fry – such a fun idea! We were on a major quinoa kick for a while but haven’t had it in weeks. I’d probably have to add some meat to appease my husband but I’ll be putting this on our menu before long!

    April 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm
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  • Reply Arun

    So, I was trying (as a good husband) to figure out what to do with Bok Choi. Came across your “experience” and loved it. Wife and kids away and experimenting with cooking, OMG! What a recipe! With family going vegitarian, this is perfect. Taste is reviving. Thanks for sharing.

    October 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      So glad you loved it! thank you!

      October 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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