Vegetarian Dirty Thai Fried Quinoa Recipe | Yummly

Vegetarian dirty Thai fried quinoa

Stella I.: "Soooo good. Tasted like a rich Thai dish and I ev…" Read More
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  • 2 cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • 3 peppers (organic, different colors)
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans
  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (reduced)
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium34% DV820mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein43% DV22g
    Carbs15% DV45g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories390Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate45g15%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Stella I. 2 months ago
    Soooo good. Tasted like a rich Thai dish and I even forgot to add the ginger which would have made it even better. Instead of quinoa, I used cauliflower rice to decrease the carb content. Will make it again and again!
    Cathy Murphy-Maijer 4 months ago
    Delicious! Even my brother who wanted meat liked it. He said it was nicely spiced. Because of the pandemic, the store was out of the stuff. No fresh ginger. I put a little bit of ground into the sauce. No red curry paste. The jar just said curry paste. It was a little bit yellow. No uncooked quinoa. I had a get the last few packages of ready to eat. It was only around 9 ounces. Definitely could have used more like 2 cups of cooked. This was only my 2nd time cooking tofu and the 1st time was 30 years ago. I remembered my ex mil saying that you should press most of the water out. I also sauted the tofu first for a couple of minutes before adding the veges. I added some red onion and carrots. Next time I will cut down on the green beans. I think 9 ounces is probably enough.
    Olga Gorelik 5 months ago
    I cut the quinoa to 1.5 cups and added more veggies. I also soaked the tofu in soy sauce with shredded ginger beforehand for an enhanced flavor. Yummy!
    Lancour 8 months ago
    Too much quinoa, not enoughflavor
    Kelli Owens 10 months ago
    This turned out really yummy and was pretty quick and easy. I cut the quinoa in half and added extra veggies, and it was just the right amount for my husband and I and our two young children. I will definitely make it again.
    Camille Koroma a year ago
    Loved it!!! Will make again ❤️
    Krista Cary a year ago
    I substituted BRAGG liquid aminos for soy sauce, added carrots, onion, broccoli, serrano pepper, doubled the ginger, 6 cloves of garlic, thinly julienned beets, shredded brussels sprouts, and seasoned with cayenne. Squeezed some lemon into the sauce. If you prefer more veggies than quinoa, like my fam, cut it down to 1 cup, 2 was far too much quinoa and threw off the texture for us. Garnished with nutritional yeast, green onion, and sriracha. Yummy!
    Bianka Sanchez a year ago
    It turned out really good but it could have used a bit more sauce.
    Alisha Perez a year ago
    i would definitely make again
    megan wall a year ago
    Tasty. I used 2 bell peppers and 15 oz of green beans.
    Amanda Avery a year ago
    Turned out great and the 3yo loved it. The 5yo didn't appreciate the red quinoa substitution instead of the color he knows, but oh well.
    Laura L. 2 years ago
    It is a good idea but was too salty even with low sodium soy sauce. I added lime and some honey to round out the flavors.
    vivianouula .m 2 years ago
    I used different veggies and turned out way better than i expected😳😁
    Dedhia 2 years ago
    it was nice followed the recipe on yummly
    Becker 2 years ago
    Fantastic dish. Super simple. I added onions. The recipe does make a ton so maybe cut back if your only making for 2-4 people.
    João 2 years ago
    My sauce was only the soy sauce so take this with a grain of salt. I think it had too much quinoa. I also think it's useful to remind to chop the peppers in really tiny bits.
    Drina 2 years ago
    The green beans didn’t work, they didn’t absorb the flavors of the sauce so they ended up tasting bland. The dish itself has a good flavor and it’s very easy to incorporate a variety of vegetables. I added onion, garlic, & mushrooms and they went with the dish very well. Tofu was ok, it takes the sauce well but the texture stays soft, so if you like your tofu more textured you’ll probably need to cook separate.
    Adrienne B. 2 years ago
    Awful. Got firm tofu instead of extra firm as that’s all had in shop. It crumbled like feta. Far too much quinoa and I didn’t even use the full 2 cups recipe says. Looks and smells so unappetising I can’t see any of us wanting to eat it. Disappointing!
    Krystle 2 years ago
    Tofu not firm enough!
    Stephanie Novak 2 years ago
    This dish turned out great! My 5 year old even ate it all up!!
    Johnny B. 2 years ago
    Thank you it turned out better then iyou could wish for everyone liked it. Will make it again.
    Shaw-Nicholson 2 years ago
    Tastes awesome. I added mushrooms and zucchini and used salmon instead of tofu
    David 2 years ago
    Beautiful, simple and most importantly, delicious!
    Dhanuka 2 years ago
    proportions were a bit too large but great recipe
    Jodie D. 2 years ago
    I wasn't a huge fan of this. Won't be making this again unfortunately..
    Emily Pettus 2 years ago
    It was a little too salty but otherwise very tasty!!
    Earl Of Penylan 2 years ago
    Tasted ace, though the veg mixture needed an extra 5-8 mins to cook than the recipe suggested
    Kelly Shipman 2 years ago
    Great weekday dish. Family really enjoyed it.
    Jeff W. 2 years ago
    Really good recipe. Just needs a little more spice. Will definitely add this to the favorite roatation.
    Teresa O. 2 years ago
    This is the second time I have made this. I use half the quinoa, and I sautéed 4 cloves of garlic & several green onions in sesame oil. Also added a couple jalapeños. Turned out delicious!