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October 1, 2019

by Alyssa

10-Minute Vegan Ginger Quinoa Bowl

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This healthy ginger quinoa bowl recipe is a flavorful, vegan, and protein-packed dish perfect for a busy weeknight. Ready in just 10 minutes, filled with veggies and tons of flavor!

10-minute ginger quinoa bowls with veggies

When you're cold, tired, and don't feel like cooking, what do you do? For me, it's almost always a stir fry (or takeout if I'm being totally honest). What I love about stir-fries is that they're fast, simple, and can pretty much be made with whatever you have in your fridge.

A medley of veggies, some grain, and maybe some protein. Sauteed with some flavorings and dinner is done!

These ginger quinoa bowls are a semi-spin on one of my classic stir fry recipes. We're just amping up the ginger because why the heck not!? Ginger rocks, it's great for your digestion and it actually goes SO well with quinoa!

red quinoa stir fry with veggies

How to Make Quinoa Stir Fry

I love making quick and easy dinner recipes that only take a few ingredients and only a little time! You can make this ginger quinoa stir fry with any vegetables you have on hand. It is the perfect meal to make when your fridge is full of odds and ends. I love using broccoli, carrots, bell pepper and zucchini but like I said, you can use any vegetables! You can also add crispy tofu, frozen edamame, chickpeas, grilled chicken, sauteed shrimp or even steak.

ginger quinoa bowls with veggies and ready in 10 minutes

Ingredients for Our Ginger Quinoa Bowls

I'm all about speediness when it comes to dinner, which is why we've kept things simple and straightforward. This vegan quinoa stir fry will take no more than 10 minutes and uses just a few simple ingredients:

  • White Sesame Seeds: they make the perfect topping!
  • Toasted Sesame Oil: sesame oil really elevates the taste of asian dishes but feel free to use coconut oil if that is what you have on hand.
  • Vegetables: we are using a full cup of broccoli, one carrot, bell pepper and zucchini but these can be swapped for whatever you have on hand!
  • Fresh Ginger: Ginger is the star of the show tonight so I reccoment using freshly grated
  • Cooked Quinoa: any variety of quinoa will work, I used red quinoa in my recipe
  • Brown Rice Vinegar: to give this dish just a bit of tang, we're adding rice vinegar. It sounds strange, but it really makes the flavor pop!
  • Tamari: for our salt factor, we're using tamari, but soy sauce will do just fine as well.
  • Scallions: and the final thing we add is some thinly sliced scallions!

how to make a vegan quinoa bowl with ginger and veggies

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This healthy ginger quinoa bowl recipe is a flavorful, vegan and protein-packed dish perfect for a busy weeknight. Ready in just 10 minutes, filled with veggies and tons of flavor!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 215kcal
Author Alyssa
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ginger quinoa bowls with veggies and ready in 10 minutes
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  • Toast your sesame seeds. Place the seeds in a warm skillet and toss until they begin to brown and are slightly fragrant. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside. 
  • Heat the sesame oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add your veggies (minus the scallions), sauteing until they begin to soften, 3 - 5 minutes. Feel free to throw in a dash of water to give the vegetables a little steam, this will speed up the cooking process. Once they are softened, add the grated ginger and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute together for 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Add the quinoa to the pan, along with the toasted sesame seeds, brown rice vinegar and tamari. Stir all together to mix the flavors. Just before you're ready to serve, gently fold in your scallions.



Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3845IU | Vitamin C: 70.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3.1mg



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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. This dish is amazing! My taste buds thank you. My husband loved it as well. So easy, but unique. Thank you 🙂


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