Friday, April 13

Spicy Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

Do you ever get home after work and want a healthy dinner but don't really feel like cooking?  Here's a strategy I have been using lately: cook a larger than normal batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and you'll be half-way there to a healthy dinner like this quinoa bowl!  Or, sprinkle it into salads for a boost to your lunch salads!

Spicy Shrimp Quinoa Bowl
1/2 lb raw shrimp
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (cooked in chicken broth)
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic (about 2 large cloves)
1 tsp sriracha chili sauce
1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp agave syrup

Get everything ready before you start cooking: grate your ginger, mince your garlic, chop the red pepper and cilantro and set aside.  In a medium sized non-stick skillet or wok, heat sesame oil and add the shrimp.  Cook for 4-5 minutes and add the garlic, ginger and sriracha.

Continue cooking until bubbly.

Add the peas, pepper and cilantro and stir-fry for a couple minutes, until peas are heated through.

Serve on top of warmed quinoa and dinner is served!!

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