Quinoa Ginger Soy Stir-Fry (Under 350 Calories!)

Tastes Just Like Take-Outs!

by ChefLuke - December 28th, 2016

Craving that Chinese take-out while cutting? Reward your taste buds without any guilt!

Cooking Instructions:

Ingredients (Dressing):

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • Dash of crushed red pepper

Ingredients (Stir-Fry):

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper strips
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound) or broccoli
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1/8 cup tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Begin the dressing with first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk then set aside.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.

  3. Stir in the quinoa.

  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes then fluff with a fork.

  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  7. Add onion and garlic, and stir-fry for 5 minutes.

  8. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, salt, and tofu. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.

  9. Stir in dressing.

  10. Serve over quinoa, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  11. Enjoy!

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The taste of take-out with the calories of home-made meal!