Acai Scrambled Tofu Quinoa

Fancy a quick, aromatic and nutritious dinner or lunch? The quinoa in this superfood twist on the usual fried rice favourite is packed with protein and makes an awesome alternative to rice - giving you a wider array of nutrients and less of a blood sugar spike!

Top up on awesome anti-inflammatory nutrients from the garlic and turmeric. Make a big batch over the weekend and keep for lunches at work or school!

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 7 ounces (half of a 14-ounce block) extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Burst Acai powder
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion (about 1/2 small onion)
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-sized knob ginger, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 cups coked quinoa
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
  • 2-3 tablespoons Tamari or soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Set the tofu on a large cutting board and mash with a potato masher or fork until it’s crumbled. Set aside.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of sesame oil on large sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Add in onion and sauté until onions soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add another tablespoon of the sesame oil.
  5. Stir in minced ginger, smoked paprika, turmeric, and tofu.
  6. Stir for about 2 minutes until the spices are well incorporated.
  7. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the rest of the sesame oil and the quinoa.
  8. Stir fry the quinoa for about 2 minutes..
  9. Add in the veggies and Tamari and cook until the veggies are warm.
  10. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. 
  11. Remove from heat and stir in Organic Burst Acai powder.
  12. Divide into two bowls and top with sliced avocado and chopped chives. We like to add a drizzle of Sriracha too!

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