Vacuum Insulated Food Jars Recipes

Creative Curry Quinoa

Save time and energy by making this warm salad in your food jar. Quinoa makes a great accompaniment to the aromatic curry flavored veggies! Quickly stir-fry the veggies and throw in some quinoa, and the food jar will take care of the rest.

[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/8 small onion 
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms, fresh 
  • 7 snow peas, strings removed 
  • 1 oz. bamboo shoots, boiled or canned 
  • 1/4 cup quinoa 
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth 
  • 1 tsp. curry powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger powder 
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil 
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar 
  • 1-1/2 tsp. soy sauce  

 [For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1): 

  • 1/6 small onion 
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, fresh 
  • 8 snow peas, strings removed 
  • 1.5 oz. bamboo shoots, boiled or canned 
  • 1/3 cup quinoa 
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth 
  • 1/2 Tbsp. curry powder 
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder 
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil 
  • 1 tsp. sugar 
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce   
*This recipe was developed for Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-EAE35/50. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar models.  

*Please make sure not to overfill the food jar with ingredients, as ingredients will expand with cooking, and may cause the lid to burst.
Preheat the Zojirushi food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat.
Mince onion. Remove stems and slice shiitake mushrooms. Cut snow peas in diagonals. Slice bamboo shoots into small bite-size pieces. 
Rinse quinoa in cold water. Place quinoa, chicken broth, curry powder, ginger powder in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for two minutes. 
Discard hot water from the food jar and fill with quinoa and soup from step 3, then replace the lid and set aside.
Heat sesame oil in a sauce pan over medium heat and sauté for 2 minutes. Add sugar and soy sauce and sauté for another minute.
Fill the food jar with sautéed ingredients from step 5 until 1 cm below the ridge. Close lid, allow ingredients to set for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
Mix well before eating. Enjoy!
Make sure to consume within 6 hours to prevent from spoiling.