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Easy Paid Thai Quinoa & Shrimp

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword paid thai, quinoa
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil divided
  • 20 medium cooked shrimp or 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup edamame
  • ¼ cup brocoli stems diced
  • 2 carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ginger chopped fresh
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup salted peanuts chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro


  1. Bring vegetable broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender. 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp if not precooked, stir until cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Remove shrimp from wok. Heat remaining 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil. Add cabbage, edamame, broccoli, carrot and green onions and saute until vegetables soften slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk eggs with sesame oil in a bowl. Push vegetables to the sides of the wok to make a well in the center, pour eggs in and stir to scramble, about 3 minutes.
  4. Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, ginger, garlic and sesame oil together in a small bowl. Pour Thai peanut sauce over vegetable and egg mixture in the wok.
  5. Return chicken to the wok and add quinoa, mix well to combine. Stir in chopped peanuts and parsley or sprinkle on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

My carrot match stick chopping skills leave something to be desired, although I thought they looked better than smaller pieces would.  Usually I would buy the bags of matchstick carrots but I forgot.Same with the cabbage, I buy the bag of shredded cabbage that you can buy to make coleslaw.   This would definitely save some time.