Quinoa Fried Rice

September 5, 2013 — Leave a comment
quinoa fried rice

I’m delicious, AND nutritious!

Ever since I made quinoa into delicious pizza bites I’ve been on the hunt for unconventional recipes that turn quinoa from a bland staple into something you’d actually look forward to eating.

The idea of using quinoa as a replacement for rice in fried ‘rice’ has been all over Pinterest lately and there’s a good reason why. While brown rice is a healthy staple in moderation Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse. Not only is quinoa gluten free – it has more protein, iron, and fiber than even brown rice.

I used Nicole’s recipe from Cooking For Keeps and was happy with the result – a super quick and easy dinner, which packs nicely for lunch the next day. Read on for the recipe, and please share any you think I should try!

Quinoa Fried Rice
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Serves: 4-6
  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa, cooled leftovers work best
  • ½ small onion
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 ½ Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¾ Tsp sesame oil
  1. Mix teriyaki, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over a high heat. Add onion and carrot, cook about two minutes.
  3. Add 2 scallions, garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook another two minutes.
  4. Add quinoa. Stir-fry about two minutes.
  5. Add sauce and snow peas.
  6. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa and scramble the two eggs.
  7. Stir scrambled egg into the rest of the dish and serve


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