Quinoa with Smoked Chicken Sausage & Bok Choy

Have you ever tried bok choy before? Bok choy (also known as Chinese cabbage) is a cruciferous vegetable. This vegetable is a great source of Vitamins A, C and K as well as calcium and potassium.  I find this vegetable to be quite tasty. Bok choy pairs well with many spices.

This dish is warming, slightly spicy and bursting with flavor. It is a very easy and delicious dinner to throw together in under 20 minutes!

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
1 package Aidells Chicken and Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage (I buy it locally for about $4)
1 bunch bok choy, chopped into thin pieces
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar (brown sugar will also work)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. Herbamare
pepper to taste

Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot. Once the water is boiling add in 1 cup of quinoa. Reduce to low heat and cook for 12-15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and remove from heat.

Cut the sausages into thin slices. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.  Add in the sausages, bok choy, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, sugar, paprika, Herbamare and pepper to taste. Stir well with a large spoon and saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Place the quinoa on plates and spoon the sausage on top. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.


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Comments

  1. I will be trying this one in the next week, looks really good and I just bought some bok choy.

  2. looks like a good and healthy meal!

  3. I love chicken sausage,, and our local market makes outstanding handmade ones of all flavors!! The sauce peaks my interest too, thanks laura!

  4. It really is such a easy and healthy meal. I hope you all get a chance to try it very soon.

  5. I love bok choy! I;m not a quinoa fan, but I bett tis would taste good with rice!!

  6. I used to hate bok choy, but I gave it a try again and now I love it! This sounds so good, especially with the quinoa.

  7. I really like bok choy but definitely don't eat enough of it! this sounds like such a flavorful delicious meal!

  8. Hi Laura,
    This looks like an awesome dish. I just love the combination with your Smoked Chicken Sausage and the Bok Choy, yum! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Jennifer,

    This dish would work great with rice. If you are not a fan of traditional white quinoa, you should try Rainbow Quinoa. My family loves it! Here's the link if you are interested: http://www.iherb.com/Alter-Eco-Rainbow-Quinoa-14-oz-397-g/38081?at=0

  10. Oh, I love bok choy and would love to find new ways to make it. I'll have to put this on my to try list. Thanks!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just a little comment here: I believe that bok choy is a different family than what you may have been led to believe. Although, I'm not entirely sure which family. There is a Chinese cabbage, though. It's really good, too. It's called nappa cabbage. Often nappa cabbage and bok choy are included in the same stir fry dishes together. I love both. Nappa cabbage is the only kind of cabbage my body can tolerate. I live in a city with a local "China Town", so I have found out there is a close cousin to bok choy called gai choy. Both are used interchangeably and they are preferred by people in the know in the "baby" stage. Mature bok choy is good, too, but the people who own and shop in the stores in China Town have told me that the baby bok choy and gai choy vegetables are preferred. By the way, gai choy is pronounced: "guy choy". If you can find these as the baby or immature ones, these are the best for stir fry. Gai choy mostly looks like a greener version of bok choy.

  12. Thank you for such great, in-depth information. You are so lucky to have a local "China Town" to buy fresh veggies from! I will have to check out Nappa Cabbage very soon.

  13. Yum! A new quinoa recipe. We cook with quinoa a lot, so this will be great to try.

    Nancy invited me to the allergy free Wed blog hop, so I'm really excited to join. It's my first time participating in something like it.

    Also, I have a blog hope, but there's not much hopping being done. It's more of a list where I link up to anyone blogging about eczema, allergies, or asthma. Take a look and let me know if you'd like to join. http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/blog-hop/

    Thanks!
    Jennifer

  14. I just made bok choy the other day and plan to post the recipe. I love it as well, and a great way to change up the same ol' same ol' veggies. :)

  15. We love bok choy in our house. Your recipe sounds delicious – I like the idea of serving it with quinoa. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  16. What a hearty and delicious meal! It is such an interesting combination of ingredients. I will be including this in my highlights on my Hearth and Soul post tomorrow.

  17. Wow-thank you so much Alea!

  18. I love the combination of sausage and quinoa here. Thanks for sharing with Healthy 2Day wednesday!

  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Make-ahead monday! I love quinoa! Hope to see you again next week!

    http://naturalparentingunnaturalworld.blogspot.com/

  20. DianeBalch says:

    Love quick and easy quinoa recipes. Would you share this on my foodie friday linky today?
     

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