Shrimp Fried Quinoa

Shrimp Fried Quinoa – if you like fried rice and seafood, why not try this easy recipe with quinoa?

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Shrimp Fried Quinoa Bowl

Loaded with veggies and shrimp, this makes a great side dish or light meal. It is also loaded with protein and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

I’ve shared a recipe for quinoa fried rice before and many of you seemed to like it. Today I’m back with another interpretation of fried rice.

Well I decided to change this dish a little and add some shrimp and other veggies like mushrooms and bok choy.

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Shrimp Fried Quinoa Bowl

Another reason for this recipe? I haven’t cooked quinoa in about a week, so it was time. Every time I’m looking for a new recipe, I like to look for one in this book: 500 Best Quinoa Recipes. Some of the recipes in it are widely known, but I at leas get some inspiration, which I’m missing at times.

For the stir fry sauce in the recipe – I made my own, but I always have these ingredients in my pantry, because I love to experiment with Asian recipes. If you’d like, just get a stir fry sauce fro the store, which contains most of the ingredients listed and use as much as needed.

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Shrimp Fried Quinoa

 

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Shrimp Fried Quinoa - if you like fried rice and seafood, why not try this easy recipe with quinoa.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the sauce: (substitute with any store bought stir fry sauce of your choice)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 tsp unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
For the shrimp fried quinoa:
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or more if needed
  • 12 (375 gr) oz medium shrimp
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 medium bok choy, sliced (both green and white part)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2-3 cups coked quinoa, chilled for at least a few hours
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and honey, set a side.
  2. Heat a wok (or skillet) or saute pan over high heat. Add ½ Tbsp vegetable oil. Add in eggs, let them cook for 30 seconds, then scramble. Transfer to a clean plate. (Wipe wok /skillet if needed).
  3. Return wok to the heat. Add ½ tbsp oil. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, until just pink. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
  4. Add 1 tbsp oil to wok(skillet) and add mushrooms, carrots, peas and book choy. Cook stirring for 2-3 minutes, until tender.
  5. Add in quinoa, scrambled eggs, shrimp, green onions and soy sauce mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring frequently. Quinoa should be warm and all vegetables cooked.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
Notes
Either a skillet or wok can be used.

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