Turmeric Rice with Quinoa

Hello!  Spring is definitely in the air.  I hope you are enjoying the warm weather.

Remember this mouth-watering, juicy, delicious Skillet-grilled Spiced Organic Chicken Skewers I made last April?


Well, a friend of mine who lives in Europe tried the Quinoa Congee Soup recipe from my blog and said it “tasted so good”.  The Turmeric rice with quinoa in the above picture caught her attention and asked for the recipe. I thought I posted it on my blog, but I found out I didn’t. So, I remade it last night and had it for dinner. My children remembered this recipe and were so happy when they saw me making it . The youngest said, “Oh, it’s that rice I like! It was so good. Thank you mommy for making it again.”  Need I say more? 🙂

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Sweet and Savory Beef Fried Rice

We had a church picnic yesterday.  The weather was gloomy and rainy in the morning, but it cleared up in the afternoon.  The children were able to play games and earned some cash rewards for entering and winning a game.  They also played a pinata game , the highlight of the picnic because adults were able to join as well. It was hilarious  to watch the adults played, especially when most of them couldn’t hit the pinata ha ha…

Anyway, came dinner time, I felt lazy, so I prepared something easy.   We had some beef and leftover steamed rice in the fridge.  I didn’t want to make the beef as an entree, so I made a meal in a bowl instead; fried rice.   Although, I like the classic fried rice, I wanted to make something different.  A sweet savory beef fried rice. 🙂


Gather the ingredients. Make sure you have all you need. You don’t want to be in panic mode the entire time preparing the dish.



  • 3/4 -1 lb. top sirloin or chicken, thinly sliced across the grain (or you can also use tofu)
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 6 liquid measuring cups of cooked steamed white or brown rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce; divided
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil; divided
  • 1/3 cup Yoshida’s Original Gourmet sweet and savory sauce + 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons julienne Cilantro
  • 1/2 lime


Marinate the beef with 1/3 cup of sweet and savory sauce. Set aside.


Heat a small skillet with a lid over medium-high heat and add olive oil  when hot.  Add the marinated beef. Discard the marinade.  Stir.  Cover and let cook for 3 minutes.


Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sweet and savory sauce.  Stir and cover and let cook for 5 minutes stirring at times.*


Turn heat to low.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon flour and stir until sauce thickens and coats the beef about 2 minutes.*  Set aside.

Image*Note:  Cooking time  may require adjustments depending on the heat of your stove.

Heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil when hot.  Add the garlic and onions and stir until the onions are translucent.  Add the bell peppers and stir for 30 seconds.*


Add the cooked rice and stir to combine. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.*


Add the cooked beef and the remaining soy sauce.  Stir-fry to incorporate about 3 minutes.*


Add the cilantro and squeeze the lime over the cooked fried rice.


Serve warm in a bowl.

Image*Note:  Cooking time  may require adjustments depending on the heat of your stove.

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