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Asian Stir-Fry Quinoa Bowl

Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on time 28 mins
Total time 28 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
A stir-fry quinoa bowl brimming with fresh veggies and tofu is a healthy replacement for the days you just can't kick the craving for takeout.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1 cup (1-inch) slices green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 283
  • fat 12.5 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 5.1 g
  • protein 12 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 540 mg
  • calcium 99 mg

How to Make It

  1. Arrange tofu on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 15 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick cubes.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tofu; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Place tofu in a bowl. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add onions and next 4 ingre­dients (through bell pepper); stir-fry 4 minutes or just until tender. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and salt; cook 30 seconds. Add mushroom mixture to tofu.

  3. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, quinoa, cabbage, cilantro, and sugar. Toss well to combine.

Cook's Notes

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