January is the month of motivation. Starting with a fresh organiser, making a list of goals and resolutions, wanting to eat healthier and spend more responsibly etc. All in all, it is the month where we start the year with the intention to take control of our lives and make 2016 a better year than the last!
I was pretty happy with my progress of meal planning last year. I did not discuss much on this blog because it was still at the stage of trial and error. With that being said, I have found my rhythm towards the second half of last year.
I love making fried rice in bulk as part of my meal preparation for the week. I find it holds well with time. It is a versatile dish that you can make with a lot of ingredients you have on hand. A big plus is also I am obsessed with fried rice. A dish I can eat at any time of the day and for weeks ha!
Every now and then, I’d like to substitute rice with other ingredients; usually it is either couscous or quinoa. I prefer the latter if I were to add into stir-fry dishes as it has larger grain size and more of a bite than couscous. A good stir-fry dish with quinoa is definitely quinoa “fried” rice. You simply substitute rice with quinoa and make the fried rice as how you would usually.
I’ve making a lot of curries lately so I’ve decided to make curry quinoa fried rice to compliment my curry dishes. If you don’t have curries as accompaniment, don’t worry, it is just as tasty own its own! 🙂 Enjoy!