Monday, November 12, 2012

Sesame Ginger Quinoa with Shrimp

Another day brings another moment to try new food ideas and recipes.

Quinoa is the thing we have been trying the most, adding new things to it and testing out different ways of cooking it, just to see how it might ignite the taste buds. One thing I found with quinoa is that I don’t ever run for seconds with it. One serving is enough and satiates the hunger which is a good thing. It satisfies hunger and you do not have to overeat to get the same results of satiety. Who would have thought that a grain could do that?

Today, I decided to try it with shrimp and to add fresh ginger and soy sauce to it. I am avoiding adding salt because I believe that there are more clever ways to flavor up food like using spices and herbs to make a food delicious; especially since high blood pressure is such a hot topic in health news.  Perhaps trying to lessen salt intake is not such a bad thing. I mean when you think about it, no matter what it is that we eat, whether it is a salty food or not, it has sodium in it.  Next time you decide to have a sweet food item, look at the label and you might be surprised. 

For the meal I decided to make, Shrimp has natural salt from the sea and soy sauce has salt in it. So my sodium was covered. I also added some fresh garlic, sesame seeds, red pepper, and tomato to it and what we got was a delicious meal to have that did not require much work or time to prepare.  

Sesame Ginger Quinoa with Shrimp

Serving Size 1

Preparation time 45 minutes

Calories per serving 453



1/3 Cup Organic Whole Grain Quinoa

1 Tbsp Organic Soy Ginger Sauce

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/3 Cup Fresh Ginger Root Grated

2/3 Cup or About Eight White Cooked Shrimps – peeled, Deveined

½ Cup Fresh Red Pepper

1 Garlic Clove

2 Tomato Slices

1 Tsp Organic Sesame Seeds


1.    Place shrimp in a small bowl with water and allow to sit for about five minutes to defrost

2.    Take a medium sized pot and fill it up with 1 1/2 cups of water. Add olive oil and soy sauce to water and place it over a medium fire.

3.    Remove water from shrimp, pull off tails and place shrimp in the pot of heating water along with ginger, garlic, tomato, red pepper and sesame seeds.

4.    Bring water to a boil and add quinoa and let it cook until water dries out and quinoa is soft.

5.    Take from the fire and allow to cool for about five minutes.


This recipe should take approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Pairs well with a cup of green or herbal tea.  


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