Veg Thai Green Curry Quinoa – Full of Flavors


Veg Thai Curry Quinoa is a warm, comforting, satisfying and rich in flavors dish that is loaded with veggies and of course quinoa makes a healthy alternate to rice. This dish may be served alone or with other accompaniments in any meal. The flavors of this dish will excite your taste buds, and satiate your appetite . Try it and let us know…

Ingredients:

2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Ingredients 2

  • Quinoa – 1 cup
  • Green Thai Curry Paste – 6 tbs
  • Coconut Milk – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 medium sized chopped in 1 in cubes
  • Bok choy – 1 cup chopped
  • Asparagus – 1/2 bunch chopped
  • Cauliflower – 1 cup florets
  • Broccoli – 1 cup florets
  • Eggplant – 1/2 italian eggplant chopped into 1 in cubes
  • Zucchini – 1big or 2 small chopped into 1 in cubes
  • Mix color peppers – 1/2 of each or 2 cups chopped into 1 in pieces
  • Indian Cottage cheese (Paneer) or Tofu – 1 cup in 1 in cubes (not in picture; for Vegan version use Tofu)
  • Oil – 2 tbs
  • Spices
    • Salt to taste

Above list of vegetables is what we used. You may adjust the quantity and add or remove as per your preference or availability. For example you may skip some of the the above and add mushrooms, carrots, snap peas, etc. The thai curry paste in the above ingredient list is a home made paste (click here for the recipe). If you are using a store bought paste than quantity may have to be adjusted based on the paste flavor.  

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a wide pan and add onions when oil is hot. Don’t cook too much. Let it be crispy.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 01
  2. Continue sauteing and add bok choy.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 02
  3. Add asparagus and mix.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 03
  4. Add cauliflower and continue sauteing.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 04
  5. Now add broccoli ad mix.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 05
  6. Add other vegetables and saute. Don’t overcook the vegetables to maintain crunchiness.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 06
  7. One the saute is done, add Thai curry paste and salt to the vegetable mix in the pan.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 07
  8. Now if you wish, you could add your choice of protein. I used Indian cottage cheese (Paneer). Other option for vegetarians is Tofu.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 08
  9. After mixing the vegetables in pan, add the coconut milk. Let it simmer for a few minutes
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 09
  10. Then add quinoa and additional half cup of water. Cover it with a lid and let it cook.
    2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Step 10
  11. Once all the liquid is absorbed by quinoa and if it is cooked, just fluff it with a fork and serve with some basil and lemon wedges.

2016-8-20 Thai Green Curry Quinoa Featured 22

Recipe Variation: Another way of serving is to cook quinoa separately and then serve Thai curry over the quinoa or on side. But with the above method, quinoa absorbs the most flavor of green Thai curry.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.