Quinoa and Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Quinoa and Cauliflower Stir-Fry
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What Started it all:
Quinoa, Cauliflower, soy sauce, rice cooker

This quick and easy Quinoa and Cauliflower Stir-Fry is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner. It's packed with nutrients and flavor, and it all comes together in a snap using your rice cooker!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions, sliced (optional, for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)


  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water.
  2. Add the quinoa and 2 cups of water to your rice cooker. Close the lid and set it to the 'Cook' setting. Let it cook until the rice cooker switches to 'Warm.'
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, steam the cauliflower florets until they are just tender, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the garlic and onion, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  6. Toss in the bell pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes until softened.
  7. Lower the heat to medium and add the steamed cauliflower florets and frozen peas to the skillet.
  8. Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil, stirring to combine everything well.
  9. Add the cooked quinoa and mix everything together. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

And there you have it! A nutritious and delicious Quinoa and Cauliflower Stir-Fry that comes together in no time. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something healthy and satisfying. Enjoy!

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