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Korean Quinoa Bowl

 
Korean Quinoa Bowl
Image © Foodnetwork
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $5.35 One serving costs about $5.35

$5.35 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

spoonacular Score:89%

Spoonacular Score: 89%

 

You can never have too many Korean recipes, so give Korean Quinoa Bowl a try. This gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian recipe serves 4 and costs $5.35 per serving. One serving contains 620 calories, 26g of protein, and 27g of fat. A couple people really liked this main course. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires quinoa, leaves from 1/2 bunch cilantro, eggs, and baby lettuce. To use up the juice of lime you could follow this main course with the Cranberry-Orange Juice Slushee as a dessert. 13 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Overall, this recipe earns a spectacular spoonacular score of 89%. Korean Rice Bowl, Korean Beef Bowl, and Korean Buckwheat Noodle Bowl are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 pound
1 pound bean sprouts
bean sprouts
1 Leave
1 Leave cilantro leaves
cilantro leaves
4
4  eggs
eggs
1 bunch
1 bunch green onions
green onions
2
2  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
1 cup
1 cup kimchi
kimchi
1 head
1 head dried lettuce
dried lettuce
1 sheet
1 sheet nori
nori
2 cups
2 cups cooked red quinoa
cooked red quinoa
some
some black sea-salt
black sea-salt
4 teaspoons
4 teaspoons sesame oil
sesame oil
0.5 pounds
0.5 pounds shiitake mushrooms
shiitake mushrooms
4 ounces
4 ounces tofu
tofu
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
white sesame seeds
1 pound bean sprouts
1 pound
bean sprouts
1 Leave cilantro leaves
1 Leave
cilantro leaves
4  eggs
4
eggs
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch
green onions
2  lime (juice)
2
lime (juice)
1 cup kimchi
1 cup
kimchi
1 head dried lettuce
1 head
dried lettuce
1 sheet nori
1 sheet
nori
2 cups cooked red quinoa
2 cups
cooked red quinoa
4 servings black sea-salt
4 servings
black sea-salt
4 teaspoons sesame oil
4 teaspoons
sesame oil
0.5 pounds shiitake mushrooms
0.5 pounds
shiitake mushrooms
4 ounces tofu
4 ounces
tofu
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
white sesame seeds

Equipment

spatula
spatula
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bowl
frying pan
frying pan
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bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Foodnetwork

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.35
Ingredient
1 pound bean sprouts
1 Leave cilantro leaves
4 eggs
1 bunch green onions
2 lime (juice)
1 cup kimchi
1 head dried lettuce
1 sheet nori
2 cups cooked red quinoa
4 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms
4 ounces tofu
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
Price
$2.11
$0.03
$0.96
$0.16
$0.51
$1.31
$1.99
$0.11
$3.04
$0.39
$9.23
$0.77
$0.17
$0.62
$21.39

Tips

Health Tips

  • To make this recipe more nutritious, skip the iceberg lettuce and choose some darker leafy greens higher in vitamin K like romaine, kale, spinach, etc.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Seaweed for cooking can be found in Asian markets or on Amazon.

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
620 Calories
26g Protein
27g Total Fat
72g Carbs
Limit These
Calories
620
31%

Fat
27g
42%

  Saturated Fat
11g
72%

Carbohydrates
72g
24%

  Sugar
9g
11%

Cholesterol
163mg
55%

Sodium
298mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
26g
53%

Manganese
2mg
119%

Vitamin K
86µg
82%

Folate
303µg
76%

Phosphorus
682mg
68%

Magnesium
241mg
60%

Copper
1mg
53%

Vitamin B2
0.8mg
47%

Fiber
11g
47%

Vitamin B6
0.86mg
43%

Iron
7mg
41%

Selenium
26µg
37%

Vitamin B1
0.55mg
37%

Potassium
1182mg
34%

Zinc
4mg
33%

Vitamin C
24mg
30%

Vitamin B5
2mg
28%

Vitamin B3
4mg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Vitamin A
1068IU
21%

Calcium
159mg
16%

Vitamin D
1µg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.39µg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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