This is my collection of healthy recipes that are family friendly, tasty, easy and fun! All are SUGAR FREE, I use healthy fats, easy to digest grains and lots of veggies. Most recipes fit into eating plans written by Haylie Pomroy- The Fast Metabolism Diet Plan, Metabolism Revolution, Food Rx Plans and Burn plans. I did not write these plans, I do not own the plans. These are my recipes I use for those plans. Of course, you don't have to be on a plan to eat these yummy recipes!
Thai Basil Quinoa - Phase 3
Oh. My. Goodness.
This is so good!
You want Thai Basil for this. Check your local Asian store to see if they have it. Sweet or Italian Basil just won't work. They have very different flavors. Thai Basil has a slight licorice flavor.
Add whatever veggies you want, also. Be creative here.
I use this in phase 3 because the sesame oil is a key flavor.
Thai Basil Quinoa
4 grain servings
1 cup dry uncooked quinoa
1T sesame oil
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup sliced onion (optional)
1/4 cup red bell pepper strips (optional)
1/4 tsp ground ginger, or 1/8 tsp fresh grated
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Small bunch of fresh Thai Basil
Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add quinoa and stir to coat.
Stir and toast the quinoa until it starts to have a nutty aroma.
Add chicken stock, veggies, ginger, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes. Bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook without disturbing for 12-14 minutes. Remove lid and fluff, if there is no liquid in pan and quinoa is done. Chop the Thai Basil and add to pan. Add tamari and stir. Serve.
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