Caitlin Grams of Caitlin Lives Well, brings us delicious recipes inspired by her New Year’s Resolution “to make one new recipe a week”. This week, Caitlin takes on makes her favorite Thai dish a healthy dish! We are huge fans of quinoa and can't wait to try out this recipe.
My favorite Thai dish is Pineapple Fried Rice, but there's a reason why I rarely order it - huge portions, white rice, fried tofu...nothing about it is healthy. So I decided to try to make my own healthy version, using my favorite grain, and it turned out surprisingly well! This dish is light yet hearty and full of protein, carbs and healthy fats.
Pineapple Fried Quinoa with Tofu - adapted from this recipe
1 cup quinoa, prepared according to package directions
1 head broccoli, roasted
1 block extra firm tofu
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tbsp peanut oil
2 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup pineapple, diced
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
1/4 cup cashews
While quinoa is cooking and broccoli is roasting, heat oil in pan and add shallots and garlic until heated through. Add eggs, cook and stir until scrambled. Remove from heat.
Press tofu to remove excess water and cut once crosswise, then into 1 inch squares lengthwise. Dip each piece into soy sauce to evenly coat and spread onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Toast cashews in small saucepan over high heat for 2-3 minutes until shiny.
In a large serving bowl, toss quinoa, tofu, broccoli, pineapple and sesame seed oil. Top with cashews and enjoy!