Quinoa Bowl with "Peanut" Sauce
Grain bowls check off all the boxes; healthy, delicious, customizable and delicious. Doubled the delicious. And when it comes to a peanut sauce, it's a win win.
When you have a nut allergy in the family, you got to get creative to find replacements for alternatives. Nuts just add so much goodness!! So it felt like a no brainer to try using Wow Butter in a peanut sauce!
Our Sesame Secret (Ancient Chinese Secret) spice blend hit all the right notes in what you want in a peanut sauce so adding complimentary ingredients to form this sauce was easy and effortless.
Our 4 year old was licking the spoon. I am actually pretty sure he just ate "peanut" sauce for dinner that night.
We went the quinoa route - but you can use any kind of grain; brown rice, barley, farro. Just cook according to the products directions and away you go!
Same with the toppings, feel free to use what you want to get rid of in the fridge!! Roasted peppers, half a cauliflower, leftover chicken, etc..
Quinoa Bowl with "Peanut" sauce
1 cup wow butter
2 tbsp Ancient Chinese Secret (Sesame Secret)
2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp fish sauce
2/3 cup warm water, adding half at first and then until desired consistency
1 cup Quinoa
1/2 lb beef cut of your preference
8 oz extra firm tofu, sliced into 1/4" slices
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 head broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
Preheat oven to 500F.
Make your "peanut" sauce first to allow flavours to mingle while you prep your bowls. Just mix it all in a bowl :).
(It might help to nuke the wow butter for 10 seconds in a microwave, or you can put it in a small blender.)
Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Salt and pepper to taste and keep warm until ready to assemble.
Toss the broccoli with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and lay out on a bake sheet. Cook in the 500F oven until charred and softened, tossing occasionally.
Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Once hot (oil will start to shimmer), fry your tofu slices until brown, flip and brown the other side. Lay on a plate lined with paper towel.
Season the beef with salt and pepper. And while tofu pan still hot, add the meat and sear for a couple minutes on both sides, or until cooked to your preference.
In individual bowls, portion out the cooked quinoa.
Arrange your toppings around the bowl and pour over the peanut sauce! You can leave any extras on the table for the extreme peanut sauce lovers.