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Quinoa ‘Fried Rice’

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

Over at my house we just love Quinoa (specifically Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Quinoa). It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s super healthy as well. Being a vegetarian it’s hard to get enough protein in my diet sometimes, but quinoa definitely makes the job a lot easier.   Plus, I love the taste of it…it’s a must whether you live a vegetarian life style or not.  Quinoa is the perfect substitute when it comes to making rice.  I knew when I saw this recipe from Damn Delicious that I had to make it asap!  This ‘Fried rice’ came together so well, it’s been added to my rotation of recipes indefinitely!  This dish is perfect a meal by itself, or as a side.  Tonight I will be serving it along with some Easy Baked Tofu.

Back to the ‘Fried Rice’…it’s super easy, so lets get to it!

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'
  1. 1 TBS olive oil, divided
  2. 2 large fried eggs, chopped (pre-cook these)
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 small onion, diced
  5. 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  6. 1 head broccoli or 10oz frozen broccoli, chopped
  7. 1 zucchini, chopped
  8. 1/2 cup frozen corn
  9. 1/2 cup frozen peas
  10. 1/2 cup grated carrots
  11. 3 cups cooked quinoa
  12. 1 TBS ginger, grated
  13. 3 TBS soy sauce
  14. 2 green onions, chopped
  1. 1. Heat 1 TBS olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, ginger, and onion and cook for a few minutes until tender.
  2. 2. Add mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, and zucchini. Cook for a few more minutes until veggies are tender, stirring often.
  3. 3. Add corn, peas, and quinoa. Cook a few more minutes, mixing to distribute heat, until everything is completely heated.
  4. 4. Add soy sauce and stir to combine. Then add green onions and eggs, and mix until combined.
  5. 5. Serve and garnish with additional green onions.
  1. Serves 4-6
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Recipe modified from Damn Delicious.

Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

This recipe was such a hit at my house, and I hope y’all enjoy it as well! I even thought the left over the next day tasted great!

Love Quinoa as much as me? Check out these other great quinoa recipes:

Like Chinese inspired food as much as us?  Check out some of my other ‘Chinese’ recipes (click photo for recipe)

Easy Asian Noodles

Spicy Steamed Bok Choy Recipe

Easy Baked Tofu


General Tso's Tofu

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  1. pamasaurus says:

    Yum! This looks amazing!

  2. your pictures are beautiful & this fried rice looks delicious! :-)

  3. Quinoa is a new staple in our house, so I’ve been on the look out for different ways to use it. Thanks for coming by and partying with us at Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  4. I’ve never cooked with quinoa, but this recipe sounds delicious! I’d love if you’d come and share at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31. http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-3.html

  5. Ainsley says:

    this was delicious!! great for meat-free days (the eggs don’t count!). really yummy and easy dinner.

  6. Hi what is Quiona?

  7. This recipe isn’t gluten Farr because of the soy sauce.

    • Oh, I don’t think I said it was gluten free, but a great soy sauce substitute would be liquid aminos, which is GF. Hope you give it a try!

  8. Sounds wonderful!

  9. This looks so good! Can you add edamame to this?

  10. Great! Any suggestions as to how much and when to add it to the cooking process?

    • If it is defrosted I would add it towards the end, because it doesn’t take long to be heated through. If it’s frozen, I would add it with this step: Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes. Hope you like it!

  11. Thanks!

  12. Remember to buy gf soy sauce though…regular soy sauce is not gluten-free.

  13. Congrats! This recipe has been nominated to win my Inspired Recipe of the Year Award. The shortlist will be announced on 12/30/2013.

  14. this sounds great! One tip for anyone who doesn’t cook fried rice often, the secret to a great tasting dish is…sesame oil! It will change the way you cook Asian cuisine. Just substitute your olive oil for the sesame oil and voila, delish dish!

  15. Love it!! We use quinoa in our stir fry too. I’ve never made the recipe from Damn Delicious, but I know I have it saved. Totally trying it! Yours looks great!

  16. This is so good! I just cooked some for me and my brother and it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  17. This was delicious! My husband and I do 5:2 fasting and we can eat a portion of this on our fast days because a portion is low enough in calories and it really fills you up.

  18. made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!!! I have so much left over I can’t wait to keep eating it the next few days!


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