Monday, June 19, 2006
Cashew Fried Quinoa and Sauteed Totsoi
When we were at the Outer Banks we had an excellent Cashew Fried Rice at Thai Moon in Ocracoke. Tonight I thought about doing something similar but we were low on rice so I used quinoa. I stir-fried some fresh peas that we got at the market this weekend, plus carrots, onions, a few mushrooms, a big handful of cashews and a little garlic and ginger. Then I added the cooked quinoa plus soy sauce, a little rice vinegar and a little sesame oil. On the side is some totsoi that we also got at the market. If you're not familiar with totsoi, it's an Asian green that's a little like a cross between bok choy and spinach. I sauteed it with a little onion, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and agave. It was a small bunch and I left a lot of the stems on but they turned out to be rather tough and fibrous. In hindsight I should've just cut the stems off and added the leaves to the quinoa. Live and learn eh?