This dish is a simple and delicious vegetarian double protein meal that is light, nourishing and grounding for the digestion. Perfect for Spring, when fasting on soups might be getting a bit boring. Do not fear. Adzuki Protein bowl is here to the rescue!
The secret to making this dish easy to put together is to have the Adzuki and Quinoa pre-cooked.
Adzuki beans take longer than most other pulses that I use in my cooking. They are so lovely as a change of ‘food’ scenery and are well worth the extra effort.
To save time:
- Boil your Adzuki beans in hot water on a medium heat the night before. Allow approx 1-2 hours of cooking time. Every batch of Adzuki will be different. Some take more or less time to cook. Once you have them cooked. Time to cook your Quinoa.
- Rince your Quinoa then place in your pot. For every cup of Quinoa, add approx 2 cups of boiling water. Once you add the water, do not touch. No need to stir. Let the Quinoa steam the same way you would cook rice. Check from time to time and add more water if you see it is necessary. Now that your beans and Quinoa is cooked. The rest is a piece of cake!
Serves approx 2 – 2.5 people :) :
- 2 cups of cooked Adzuki beans
- 1 cup of cooked Quinoa; white, red, black or mixed
- Fresh Ginger
- Spices: Tumeric, Coriander, Cummin
- Ghee or Coconut oil
- Fresh Coriander
- Unhulled Tahini
- Celtic sea salt + Black pepper
- Boiling water
- Love! (Magic ingredient)
- In your pot add 1-2 tbsp’s of Ghee or Coconut oil.
- Add 1/2 tsp of Coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp Cummin seeds and 1 tsp of fresh ginger. Toast these spices together, allowing them to sizzle and expand, then add 1/2 tsp of Tumeric powder and stir. (Onion and Garlic can be added here also/optional).
- Now add your pre-cooked Adzuki beans and stir.
- Add your Quinoa and mix the beans and Quinoa together, allowing the spices to absorb and soak in. Will be smelling really good by now!
- Add a pinch of salt and a few cracks of black pepper.
- Your dish is ready to be served. I know… could a dish that is so good, really be so easy!? …In this case, yes. :)
- Serve in your bowl of choice. Add a drizzle of tahini with a spoon, then a hearty pinch of freshly chopped Coriander. Slice your Avo in half, then into quarters and scoop the fruit out or leave it in its shell for a more ‘rustic’ presentation.
- Now, enjoy! Congratulations on preparing a hearty, nourishing, soulful dish that your body and mind will love!
Yum. Yay. You did it!
Happy nourishing & soulful eating friends!