Taste: ThaiTexican: Thai Fried Quinoa with Fajita Chicken

Being half Thai and half Texican, sometimes I like to combine recipes. The Thai fried quinoa recipe, is the exact same recipe my dad taught me for Thai fried rice, just a little better for me.

Fajita Chicken

  • 4 thin sliced chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water

Now I don’t like to make the fajita chicken too strong in flavor, since the Thai fried quinoa will already have a full taste.

Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover with the Worcestershire sauce. Then add the garlic powder and fajita season on top. Last add about a cup of water and place back into the fridge to marinate for about an hour.

Once an hour has passed cook boil chicken in a frying pan with a cup of water.

Thai Fried Quinoa:

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 1/3 cup sliced onions
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chili
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Mountain Seasoning Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil

First cook quinoa, usually it’s double the amount of water for the amount of quinoa. Bring to a boil and then let simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes. Once done put in the freezer to chill, while cooking the rest,and some the excess moisture will dry out.

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Next, heat peanut oil and then toss in onions. After onions start frying, crack egg and continue to stir fry/scramble. Once egg is cooked mix in garlic chili. Then pull quinoa out of the freezer and add to stir fry evenly mixing ingredients. Pour in fish sauce and Golden Mountain Seasoning Sauce and continue to evenly stir fry. Take the heat down to a low setting and add in cilantro, scallions, and palm sugar.

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Now add the fajita chicken and enjoy!

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Detox Water: Refresh

Since it’s the start of a new year, and I certainly ate my fill of holiday fest food, I decided some detox water is necessary. For this simple and delicious recipe, I used Strawberries, Lemons, and Fresh Mint Leaves.

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Strawberries help replenish vitamins, and also contains anti-aging properties that helps with healthy skin.

Lemons help get your digestive track going and aid in cleaning out toxins

Mint help soothe stomach cramps and also aids in smoother digestion.

Simple, refreshing, and cleansing. Enjoy

Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingridents:

1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup first press or premium coconut milk
1/3 cup raw honey

Turkey Sliders with French Onion Quinoa Buns

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Turkey Sliders with French Onion Quinoa Buns

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa

1/2 tablespoon dry Ranch French Onion dip seasoning

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 large egg

1 teaspoon milk

Ground Turkey

Yields: 2 sliders

Quinoa French Onion Buns:

*preheat oven to 350 degrees F

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-boil quinoa as directed on package

-add in ranch French onion seasoning as water starts to boil
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-beat egg and milk in a separate bowl

-when quinoa is finished boiling separate into 4 portions

—about 1/4 cup each

-shape quinoa portions into buns and dip in egg and milk mixture

-grease baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil

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-then place on a baking sheet (I placed mine into mini bundt cake baking sheet)
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-let bake 15-20mins or until outside is golden and crispy

– let cool the pop out

Turkey Slider Patties:
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So for this you can sub a ground meat of your choice

-while the quinoa buns are baking I take that time to shape and season my patties

-place on the grill or skillet until fully cooked and done

*my sliders I added:

-slice of white cheddar cheese

-fresh spinach and arugula

-Parmesan Asiago balsamic vinaigrette dressing