Quinoa Fried Rice is a fun alternative to the typical fried rice and will give you a boost of protein and fiber!
By now (2017), many people have heard of quinoa (But I bet you haven’t heard of quinoa fried rice!) Quinoa was a huge food trend for a while so I think most people are aware of this nutritious grain. It is a perfect grain for stove-shy cooks since it is essentially a just add water type of grain! It’s not as intimidating as one may think.
Quinoa is super versatile too! I like adding it into my eggs in the morning, you can add it into salads, make tabbouleh with it, and much more. Plus, a little goes a long way since it is very satisfying.
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This recipe has no butter and minimal sauces added to it. And clearly instead of using white rice I am using the quinoa for all of the health benefits it offers – like the protein and fiber I’ve mentioned, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and B-vitamins. I hope you enjoy this recipe!!
Quinoa Fried Rice
Quinoa Fried Rice is a fun alternative to the typical fried rice and will give you a boost of protein and fiber!Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa ~2.5 cups cooked
- 2 cups Vegetable broth, low sodium
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp. ginger, minced
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 eggs
- salt, pepper, red pepper chili flakes
- 3 Tbsp. Soy sauce, low sodium or liquid aminos
- 1 tsp. Sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. Mr. Yoshinda's sweet and savory sauce
- Rinse and cook quinoa according to package. Once cooked, remove from heat, fluff with fork, place in a bowl and put in fridge to cool.
- Mix the 3 ingredients for the sauce together and set aside.
- Heat 1 Tbsp. EVOO in a wok on high heat. Toss in the carrots and the onions and cook for a couple minutes. Then add in the garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and ginger and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the remaining EVOO and the quinoa.
- Add the sauce until nicely incorporated. Make a well in the middle of the quinoa to pour the 2 eggs. Pour eggs in and scramble.Once eggs have cooked, toss in the peas and corn. Mix together, enjoy warm!
You may substitute teriyaki sauce for Mr. Yoshinda's