Easy Vegan Quinoa Yakimeshi Recipe

30 Apr 2020

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Quinoa Yakimeshi

Quinoa Yakimeshi

Also known as Chahan, Quinoa Yakimeshi is a gluten-free, protein and fibre rich take on the traditional Japanese fried rice dish. This recipe, while different, is savory, delicious and satiating.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white quinoa

  • 250g white mushrooms, sliced*

  • 3 stalks green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 medium red pepper, diced

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tsp Sunflower oil (or other vegetable oils)

  • Sesame oil to taste

  • White and black sesame seeds (garnish)

  • *You can swap out for shiitake or portobello mushrooms.

Yakimeshi

Method

  1. Wash and drain the quinoa with water at least 3 times to remove its natural bitterness. In a heated pan or wok, add the quinoa for 30 seconds to allow the moisture to evaporate a little.

  2. Add 3 cups of tap water to the pot. When the quinoa begins to boil, lower the fire and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until there is almost no water left and the quinoa grains have sprouted. Set aside to cool.

  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add in the diced onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Add in 2 tbsp light soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste and stir fry over medium heat.

  4. When the veggies start browning, add in dry quinoa 1/2 cup at a time, stirring and folding in the vegetables. Add 2 tbsp more soy sauce and salt to taste. Stir and cook evenly for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Serve with sesame seeds, a drizzle of soy sauce, and sesame oil. Itadakimasu!

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@simhazel profile image
simhazel2 YEARS AGO
So healthy!
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@moraviajetariana profile image
moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@simhazel πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
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@miriamy profile image
miriamy2 YEARS AGO
excited to try it out !!
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@miriamy yay!!! Send pics!! πŸ“ΈπŸ€—
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@hidden3enigma profile image
hidden3enigma2 YEARS AGO
Yum my mum would love this, thanks 😊
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@hidden3enigma hope she does!! πŸ€—
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@corinne profile image
corinne2 YEARS AGO
Very good
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@corinne profile image
corinne2 YEARS AGO
Very good
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@corinne πŸ€—
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@manjugarg profile image
manjugarg2 YEARS AGO
Nice dish .
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@manjugarg πŸ€—
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@xnatt08 profile image
xnatt082 YEARS AGO
Delicious! I have hardly ever tried to incorporate quinoa into β€˜asian’ styled and flavoured dishes but I am so excited to! Will try it this weekend! 🀩
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@xnatt08 Being Peruvian, I always try to incorporate it in several dishes! I’ve tried it in makis too! let me know how it goes!! 🀩
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@claravsc profile image
claravsc2 YEARS AGO
I want to cook it!
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makash114452 YEARS AGO
π‘³π’π’π’Œπ’” π’‚π’Žπ’‚π’›π’Šπ’π’ˆ! π‘ͺ𝒂𝒏'𝒕 π’˜π’‚π’Šπ’• 𝒕𝒐 π’•π’“π’š π’Šπ’•!
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@unclenorton profile image
unclenorton2 YEARS AGO
Gonna put this on my list of quarantine foods πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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@choyyuen profile image
choyyuen2 YEARS AGO
Complete protein! Yum! πŸ˜‹
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@bianca1701 profile image
bianca17012 YEARS AGO
Oh my Gosh that looks good πŸ˜‹!!!
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@martisgreen profile image
martisgreen2 YEARS AGO
Looks amazing, healthy and tasty !
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@nadiagoga profile image
nadiagoga2 YEARS AGO
Looks amazing! Excited to make it!
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@herbimetal profile image
herbimetal2 YEARS AGO
I was looking for an easy meal and I just tried it! It tasted great and actually Japanese! I just used whatever ingredients I had at home - shiitake, tomatoes, edamame and garlic. It still tasted great and Japanese! Thanks for this! 🎎
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moraviajetariana2 YEARS AGO
@herbimetal omg! That’s amazing! Thanks for making a new version of this recipe! It’s very versatile. 😍
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herbimetal2 YEARS AGO
@moraviajetariana yeah. It's cool to know that you're from Peru but you also could create a Japanese recipe. I'm not too good with creating recipes from particular cuisines. I usually try to cut corners and just throw everything together and boil or stir fry to save time
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