Simple Stir Fried Asparagus with Quinoa
Quinoa is a grain that is a good source of protein, calcium, and iron. It can be found in most health food stores.
1) Prepare the quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
Rinse quinoa in cool water. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa and simmer for 15 min.
2) Prepare the asparagus
- 1 pound fresh asparagus - wash; slice diagonally into 2 inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a medium frying pan. Add asparagus and salt and pepper. Stir constantly until asparagus is tender but still somewhat crisp (approximately 5 minutes)
3) Combine quinoa and asparagus or serve separately if desired. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.
- 200 calories
- 35 g carbohydrate
- 5.5 g fiber
- 24 g protein
- 4 g fat