Servings: 4 to 6
Five-spice powder is a seasoning that usually includes star anise, cinnamon, licorice root, fennel, and black or Sichuan pepper. It plays well against the slight nuttiness of quinoa, a grain that is rich in protein. Toasting the quinoa in a little oil adds a pleasing nuance of flavor.
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Full-bodied complex taste, and still light because it's quinoa. Quick & Easy. A keeper with a little less oil.
This is a staple in our household! We make it all the time. I don't always have fresh ginger, so I often sub a dash of ground ginger from the spice rack. I buy the 5-spice from the bulk section at Central Market. This is also great for those who are eating vegan diets. I also often add more almonds than called for... because I like them. Thanks for sharing!
I really wanted to like this recipe. The moment that five spice hit the oil my apartment smelled like heaven. What ended up happening was a overpowering bitterness throughout the taste of the dish. Maybe I used too much ginger.
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