Bami with Quinoa (instead of noodles, high in protein and cuts the carbs)

This week has been so incredibly busy, I can’t believe it’s Friday all ready!  Had 1000 and 1 things to look after today, which included a trip to Canadian Tire and then my local butcher.  I have gone to VG Packers in Simcoe for as long as I can remember as my mother used to go there as well.  The place is clean and the service is next to none.  But above all of that, they raise their own beef and no steroids or antibiotics are used.  I had to pick up an order for my dog food meat as well as stock up on our own.  By the time I got home, I needed something fast yet, healthy, yet a kind of treat (Dutch style).  So I made my bami using quinoa instead of noodles. READ DIRECTIONS TO PREPARE BEFORE MAKING  First I rinse well one cup of balmi, then I cook it in chicken broth with lots of flavouring….tons of garlic, onion powder, pepper, onion flakes and dried parsley.  This gives the quinoa an amazing flavour all on it’s own.  When it’s done, I set it aside.  IN my wok like pan (I want a real wok) I mix a little butter and peanut oil.  I whisk 4 eggs in a bowl.  Then I heat the wok up nice and hot …a medium high heat.  Then I swirl into it the whisked eggs so it resembles a thin omelette, I put nothing in but fresh ground pepper and some salt to taste.….  In a minute it’s cooked and I transfer it to a cutting board and slice it into strips.  Set that aside as well. In the wok, put in a good tbsp more of peanut oil and sauté fresh chicken breast that has been cut into thin strips.  Then, put in prepared vegetables.  Tonight I went to the garden and got a fresh zucchini and a couple of green onions and added yellow sweet pepper, a cup of bean sprouts, a good half to 3/4 cup of frozen leek, a chopped belgian endive and stir fried it all in peanut oil until tender.  This all only takes a few minutes!  Last I add the quinoa and Ketjap Manis to taste.  While all this is taking place, heat up your deep fryer and prepare some kroepok and peanut sauce (peanut sauce is so easy! Just put in a mic safe bowl three crazy big-heaping tbsp peanut butter, two tbsp ketjap manis, a pinch red pepper flakes, a half cup of milk, heat o high two minutes, whisk till blended and thickened). Put your egg strips on balmi, serve with kroepok and peanut sauce…and there you have it.

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5 thoughts on “Bami with Quinoa (instead of noodles, high in protein and cuts the carbs)

  1. Yes the coconut milk can be used instead of cow’s milk in the peanut sauce. Yes, you always must rinse quinoa very well or it will have a bitter taste.

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