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We are in love with all things Chinese and Japanese when it comes to food. Well, I guess I should say that we are all about Chinese and Japanese take out food. haha. I could literally eat sushi, fried rice or sesame chicken every day. Thomas is mainly into sesame chicken and white rice from the local Chinese places, but occasionally gets a plate of shrimp sushi and hibachi steak when we visit the Japanese restaurants.
With fried rice being one of my favorites, I was happy to find the fried rice recipe in Jaden’s new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites. (I’ve made it a point to cook through her new cookbook.) So while flipping through the cookbook the other night, I saw the Fried Rice recipe and I knew that I wanted to try it. But of course, I didn’t have rice or the other vegetables. What to do? I already has fried rice on the brain and when my brain get’s totally obese with something, I have to have it RIGHT NOW.
So, I went through my cabinet and fridge and decided to try making a “fried quinoa”. I also had a few stalks of asparagus and some broccoli that I needed to use up so those went into the pile on the counter too.
So with a little inspiration from Jaden’s cookbook and a few random things in my kitchen, I now have a new favorite side dish, Broccoli and Asparagus “Fried” Quinoa!
Sorry about the pictures, haha, I took then with phone, This was really just a experiment that turned out really well and I wanted to share it with you 🙂