You know, I have been trying out different ways to cook quinoa because it has officially become one of our new favorite grains. After tons of experiment, I have come to the conclusion that it’s really easy to make an extremely healthy meal and be ridiculously efficient at the same time.

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It all boils down to a simple formula –

A Savory Dish + Quinoa = A Quick and Deliciously Healthy Meal

How? Please let me explain.

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With quinoa, we have definitely locked down some really good carbs and high protein.

But we also want vitamins, more nutritions, and something really satisfying to go with it, right? That’s why a tasty dish mixed with multiple ingredients is crucial in this case.

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When this spicy shrimp came to reality from imagination, oh dear, it immediately became a quintessential element of the formula!

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Here’s why.

  • Healthy: It’s combined with shrimp, red bell pepper, celery, jalapeño pepper, and tasty seasonings and spices, all in one plate.
  • Savory: You’ll feel like there’s an exciting party going on in your mouth with just one bite. But it’s balanced so well with quinoa’s light flavor at the same time. It’s spicy, a little sweet, tender, full of flavor, and all in all, delicious!
  • Easy & Quick: It takes you less than 30 minutes to make. Hey, your quinoa is ready by the time it’s done. What was I saying, my friend? BE EFFICIENT!
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Go ahead to replace quinoa with rice if you’d like. Remember, anything that goes well with rice is pretty much always safe with quinoa, which is undoubtedly healthier.

A 25-minute spicy shrimp dish mixed with vegetables and savory spices goes extremely well with quinoa or rice! Read more at

Now, allow me to be precise with my formula please. Happy Tuesday, guys! 😀

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Spicy Shrimp

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese. Thai
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A 25-minute spicy shrimp dish mixed with vegetables and savory spices goes extremely well with quinoa or rice!


Units Scale
  • 12 oz large shrimp (40 – 50 counts), peeled and deveined
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
  • 0.3 oz fresh ginger, cut into stripes
  • 2 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 dried chili, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare shrimp and dry with paper towels. Marinate with salt and black pepper. Stir well and set aside. In the meanwhile, chop the vegetables.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat until hot, then add oil.
  3. When the oil is hot, place dried chili, garlic, ginger, and green onion in the skillet. Sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  4. Add Thai red chili paste and stir well.
  5. Place shrimp in the spices and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp starts turning pink.
  6. Now add bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and celery to the skillet. Sauté everything together for another minute until the sauce is evenly spread out. Dish and enjoy with your grains!


  • Serving Size: 2-3

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of the Complete Sous Vide Cookbook. She believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she aims to make meal prep easier than ever and help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.