Stir-Fry Mish Mash with Quinoa Goodness


  • 1 Cup Quinoa (keen-wah) - cook according to package directions
  • 1 Cup Cubed Precooked Chicken
  • 1 Cup Diced Fresh Mushrooms (or ½ cup dehydrated)
  • 1 Cup Thinly Sliced Bell Peppers, your choice (or ½ cup dehydrated)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Veggies, completely thawed, your choice
  • 1 Avacado, cubed (small)
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Can (14.5 oz) Hunts Green Pepper, Celery & Onion Diced Tomatoes (optional)

 Step 1

Cook your Quinoa!  I know, I know, what in the world is that?  Well, if you’ve never had it you are in for a treat!  It’s got a nutty, earthy flavor that is quite tasty and adds a great flavor to your dishes.

Note:  Don’t know where to get Quinoa?  You can find it in the rice/grain aisle at your local supermarket.  I got mine at WalMart.

Step 2

Warm up your frying pan with the Olive Oil, then dump in all the other ingredients, except the tomatoes.  Proceed to stir-fry them to your preferred color/doneness. I prefer mine lightly fried, with just a hint of color.  The preferred end result is that they are cooked through and piping hot.

Note:  If you are using dehydrated items, reconstitute them first by putting them in a covered dish in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, (or longer depending on how soft you want them) make sure you just barely cover them with water.

Step 3 (optional)

Now, there are many different brands of diced tomatoes, but I prefer Hunts.  They have less sodium than the others, and now the cans come pre-flavored!  I’m not kidding!  The flavor is put in for you!  I used the Green Pepper, Celery & Onion Tomatoes, but there are others for you to choose from if you don’t care for that one.  Pick your favorite!  Empty the can into a bowl and zap it in the microwave.  Pour it over your Quinoa for some added flavor.

Note:  I did not use any salt or pepper or outside spices.  You can always add it to taste if you prefer.  I like the subtle flavors of the food without them.  My motto is that you can always add salt later if it’s a little bland, but you can’t remove it once it’s in.

That’s it!  Enjoy!

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