QUINOA WITH STEAMED CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS

QUINOA WITH STEAMED CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS

 Category – Indian

PREP TIME

20 mins

COOKING TIME

20 mins

CALORIES

395 kcal per serving

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Sticks of asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tsp. garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Cup boneless steamed chicken
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Red chilli roughly chopped
  • 2 Cup quinoa
  • ½ Tsp. black vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Tamari Sauce
  • 1 Strand of parsley
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black Pepper as per taste
  • ½ Tsp. butter (optional)
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. roasted flaxseeds

DIRECTIONS 

BENEFITS

TIPS

FOR SELECTION & STORAGE

  • Quinoa is generally available in pre-packaged containers as well as bulk bins. Whether purchasing quinoa in bulk or in a packaged container, make sure that there is no evidence of moisture.
  • Store quinoa in an airtight container. It will keep for a longer period of time, approximately three to six months, if stored in the refrigerator.

FOR PREPARING & COOKING

  • The healthiest way to cook the quinoa, add one part of the grain to two parts liquid in a saucepan.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES

  • Quinoa is relatively high in protein compared to other grains, and provides all the essential amino acids. It also consist mainly of starch, insoluble fibres and small amounts of sugars.
  • Quinoa is a good source of several minerals, including manganese, phosphorus, copper, folate, iron, magnesium and zinc.

CAUTION

Quinoa is generally well tolerated, but it contains phytates and oxalates. They may reduce the absorption of minerals and contribute to kidney stone formation in some individuals.

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