Friday, February 25, 2011

Orange "Chicken" Quinoa Medley


This has made great meals this week. It's inspired by a combination of the quinoa stir-fry boyfriend makes for me, and some flavor pairings from Vegan Planet. These amounts made about 5 me-meal-sized bowls. With the vegan chicken and the quinoa, it's high in protein, and the orange makes the flavors bright, but clean and simple.

Ingredients
Quinoa - 1 cup (170 g)
Veggie stock - 2 cups
Oil (for sauteeing)
Frozen corn - 1 lb (1 bag)
Onion - 1 medium, diced
Broccoli - 4 crowns, cut into florets
Vegan Chicken (used Trader Joe's Chickenless Strips) - 27 strips (1 package)
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Orange juice - of 3 oranges
Zest of one of the oranges
(next time, I would also add in some of the orange "meat" as well as the juice)

1. Place chicken and soy sauce in a bowl.
2. Squeeze oranges into bowl (aggressively - no juice left behind), let sit while continuing.
3. Place veggie stock in a pot and bring to a boil, and quinoa, cover and reduce heat. 
4. Simmer about 12 mins.
5. Meanwhile, heat oil over med/high heat in a (very) large pan, add onion, corn, and broccoli.
5. Cook about 2 minutes, then add chicken with marinade.
6. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
7. Mix in cooked quinoa and orange zest.
8. Plate, bowl, or scoop directly from the pan.

(I decided not to use the sugar, but it would have gone in the marinade)











1 comment:

Mich said...

That looks amazing.

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