There are a lot of great things about eating a plant-based diet. One is that meals can be so simple yet so satisfying and filling. Quinoa acts just like rice in a dish like this, and you can choose any veggies you love to add to things like stir-fry for an easy, satisfying dish. Feel free to customize or make this the way we do.
That’s part of why I love eating this way so much. It’s super easy to use a lot of the same nutritious ingredients in different ways. Switch quinoa out for rice for a different feel for the dish. Use a carrot/corn/pea mixed veggies mix or go for snap peas, water chestnuts, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and baby corn for another option. The possibilities are endless!
- 1 1/4 cups quinoa
- 2 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup water, divided
- 1 large head broccoli*
- 1 green bell pepper*
- 1 red bell pepper*
- 4 or 5 carrots (peeled and sliced)*
- 8 oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms
- 8 oz container sliced button mushrooms
- 1/4 cup vegan honey/maple syrup
- 3 tbsp tamari
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse quinoa well. Start quinoa and veggie broth in rice maker on white rice setting (if you have different settings).
Cut up your veggies to the desired sizes -- I went fairly small, but you can leave them larger like stir-fry size if you want.
Once the quinoa is close to being done, heat up a large pan on the stove to medium-high heat. Let it come to temp and then add the mushrooms and a splash of water.
Once the mushrooms start to release their water, add all the veggies with about a little more of water (maybe about 1/3-1/2 cup). Cover the pan and let the veggies steam for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the vegan honey/maple syrup, tamari, and seasonings to the pan of veggies and stir everything together.
Then add the quinoa when it's finished and stir.
Remove from heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes so that the quinoa absorbs the flavor. Stir and serve.
*You can use all kinds of veggies here. Pick and choose what you'd like!