This Healthy Fried Quinoa is a healthified version of fried rice that’s super flavorful and packed full of good-for-you ingredients.
Beth is a fellow yoga teacher, a running coach, and a copy writer. She also has a book, “Mat to Pavement: Lessons from Yoga That Can Make You a Better Runner.” You can check out her book here. Make sure you head over to her blog to check out her posts and follow her on Instagram and Facebook. On her blog, you can find my recipe for Healthy Breakfast Tacos.
I was really excited to try this recipe for fried quinoa – a spin on fried rice – because it’s not something I ever make.
This healthified fried rice is full of protein-rich ingredients like quinoa and eggs, and good-for-you ingredients like peas, carrots and onions. It’s also super flavorful because it’s made with sesame oil and soy sauce.
This dish is great because it can be served as a side dish alongside a main chicken dish or it can be served as a main dish itself. It’s so delicious!
Healthy Fried Quinoa
1 1/3 c quinoa, uncooked
3 tbsp cooking oil (sesame oil recommended, but other oils will do)
1 12 oz pkg frozen peas and carrots
3/4 c chopped onion
2 scallions, thinly sliced (optional)
2 tbsp soy sauce
Cook quinoa per package instructions. *I used vegetable stock, but you can use water.
After the quinoa has been cooking for about 20 minutes, begin to cook the vegetables. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Then add the peas, carrots, and onions and stir-fry them.
Scramble the eggs.
Chop the cooked eggs into small pieces.
Once the quinoa is cooked, add it, the scallions, the chopped eggs, and the soy sauce to the skillet or wok. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, making sure everything is well mixed.
– Beth recommends using sesame oil, but you can use any oil you like that will tolerate high heat.
– You can substitute canned or fresh vegetables if you prefer.
– Feel free to substitute liquid aminos or tamari if you’re eliminating gluten from your diet.
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