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Jul 2, 2014

Wino Wednesday Linkup And Easy Fried Rice Quinoa

It's Wino Wednesday time!  This may or may not be my favorite day of the month...  I am cohosting the link-up with Amanda and Jessi.  Pour a glass and link on up below!  Check out all of the fabulous blogs for delicious wines to try! I know I will be writing them down and running out to Total Wines...

My latest wine obsession has been Chenin Blanc, ever since my friend Helen introduced me to it.  As a former Riesling and Moscato lover turned sweet wine hater, this was the perfect in between.  It really is a slightly sweeter Sauvignon Blanc and crisper Riesling.  It is my new favorite Summer wine.  I have tried a few and some are definitely sweeter than others, but I am loving this Nederburg bottle.  It isn't expensive, which is a plus, and it tastes so light and refreshing.  Go get yourself a bottle!


It's best enjoyed outdoors...  or with this super easy quinoa fried rice I made!

I made one cup of quinoa.  While it cooked I sauteed a bunch of diced shrimp, scrambled some eggs, and steamed some pees.  I heated a few teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet, added the quinoa, shrimp, peas, eggs, some scallions, soy sauce and Sriracha and cooked it for about five minutes.  Super easy and the perfect pair for a delicious Chenin Blanc!

Cheers friends!

10 comments:

  1. Ah! How interesting- I have never seen or tried this and now I am really looking forward to it! xoxo

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  2. Ok, I'm putting this on my list of whites to try fo sho! Your fried rice looks delicious too - chines and spicy together is my heaven!

    Thanks for co-hosting xoxoxoxo

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  3. This wine sounds right up my alley! I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the liquor store (which will probably be this weekend haha) - thanks for sharing!

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  4. I definitely need to try that wine! And that quinoa sounds amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. I came for the wine but I'm pinning that recipe!! The way you describe the wine sounds so refreshing and perfect for the heat!

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  6. These wine posts kill me! Last time I tried a Chenin blanc is was too sweet for me, so I might need to give this one a try. I'll bookmark it for later. I love your wine glass though- where is that from?

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  7. Crazy I know, but I am not much of a wine drinker!

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  8. Yes, I'm not a fan of sweet wine myself so this wine seems lovely!! And the quinoa fried rice--- amazing!!!

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  9. Looks like a fun and easy quinoa recipe to me! Ive never even heard of a chenin blanc! Ill have to look out for it.

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  10. That quinoa fried rice looks so yummy!! Such a perfect way to "dress up" traditional quinoa!

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