Asian Quinoa and Turkey Stir-Fry - Slender Kitchen

Asian Quinoa and Turkey Stir-Fry

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Lately I have been all about the stir-fry. At least once or twice a week, I am loading up a wok or skillet with protein, tons of veggies, and a quick sauce. Normally my stir-fries lean in an Asian direction since I am partial to any combination of soy sauce, Sriracha, Hoisin, curry, or other Asian flavors. Lately this has included some Chinese 5 spice, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite spice blends. It’s a combination of anise, Szechuan peppercorns, cloves, fennel, and cinnamon and it’s delicious. Since it can be strong, I recommend starting with 1 tsp. and adding more depending on your preference. Some people will want it to be subtle and others will like it bold and up front. In terms of veggies for this stir-fry, I recommend looking for a cabbage based Asian vegetable mix. Mine had a few types of cabbage, carrots, kale, Brussel sprouts, pea pods, and broccoli slaw. Whatever you choose, just make sure it is quick cooking.

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  • 1.33 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more)
  • 4 U cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. Chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 16 oz. Asian vegetable mix (choose one with cabbage as the base)
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced very thinly
  • 4 U scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5-2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 366mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g


  1. Heat coconut and sesame oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the ground turkey and five spice. Brown until turkey is fully cooked.
  3. Add the soy sauce, vegetables, red pepper, and scallions. Cook until vegetables are just tender, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in quinoa and cook until heated through.
  4. Turn off the heat and toss in cilantro. Taste and add more soy sauce, Chinese 5 spice, or red pepper flakes if needed.
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