I have been loving Thai influence lately, and my recipes have been evolving around these fragrant flavors.
Sometimes there are simple additions to make flavorful food that comes together quickly.
I added some red curry paste and lemongrass in the water to cook the quinoa, creating great flavor. Using the Thai Sweet Potato Soup I received from Pacific Natural Foods rounded out the recipe.
Thai Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps
makes 8-10 wraps
1 cup red quinoa, rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons red curry paste
2 stalks lemongrass, sliced thin
1 container Thai Sweet Potato Soup
1 avocado, sliced
Boil water, add red curry paste and lemongrass. Add quinoa, reduce to simmer, cover and let cook for 30 minutes. Remove lemongrass pieces, add Thai Sweet Potato Soup. Stir to completely combine, let cool.
Wash lettuce leaves, slice avocado. Assemble wraps by placing quinoa mixture down the middle of each lettuce leaf, topping with avocado.
Delicious depths of flavor!
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