Servings: 6

Easy Quinoa Fried Rice

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Very Easy Quinoa Fried Rice. Incorporating quinoa into one of my favorite Asian dishes.
Very easy quinoa fried rice
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa — (2 1/2 - 3 cups cooked quinoa)
  • 2 cups water — (or chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil — , divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves — , pressed
  • 2 cups frozen vegetable mix — , thawed (I used carrots, peas, corn and green beans, see notes)
  • 3 scallions — , chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger — , minced (or 1/4 tsp dry)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes — (optional)
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp stir fry sauce or teriyaki
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. To cook the quinoa: Rinse quinoa 2-3 times with cold water. In a deep large skillet, combine water (chicken stock) and quinoa and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer. Cook until liquid is absorbed. Optional: season with salt. Fluff with fork. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Heat a wok or saute pan over high heat. Add 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil. Add in eggs, let them cook for 30 seconds, then scramble. Transfer to a clean plate.
  3. Return wok to heat and set temperature to medium high. Add coconut oil and onion. Cook onion for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add garlic, mixed vegetables, half of the scallions, ginger and red pepper flakes (optional). Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add quinoa and 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil and stir fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add soy sauce, stir fry (or teriyaki) sauce and sesame oil. Stir to incorporate.
  7. Add scrambled eggs and stir again.
  8. Top with the remaining scallions.

Recipe Notes

To save some time on chopping vegetables and use up the frozen ones in my fridge, I used a mix of frozen vegetables (carrots, corn, peas and green beans).
Feel free to use a mix of your favorite veggies, I just used what I had. For this recipe you need 2 cups thawed (previously frozen vegetables).
Cooked and chilled quinoa works best for this recipe.
Course: Main Course

Nutrition Information

Calories: 211, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 351mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 3245%, Vitamin C: 8.4%, Calcium: 47%, Iron: 2.4%