This Quinoa Fried Recipe requires only 10 minutes to make and it’s so delicious. Fresh veggies and quinoa make a healthy and satisfying combination. Try it!
Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe
It’s January and it’s cold. Eating a salad while craving comfort food does not sound very fun. Luckily this dish will hit the spot without the guilt. A big bowl of Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe is delicious, healthy and comforting.
I personally love Chinese takeout. The seasonings, the textures, and even the cute cardboard containers bring a smile to my face. When I was little, my parents used to order it every Sunday for lunch. They still hold that tradition in Venezuela so when I go there and visit, I eat Chinese every Sunday.
My husband is always checking out the calories and fat content on EVERYTHING we eat so my mission is to “lighten” up my dishes without giving up on flavor. After he had a bite of this Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe, he went crazy for it. His exact words “this recipe is a keeper”
Also check out this amazing Cauliflower Fried Rice for a lower carb option.
If you have 10 spare minutes and some cooked Quinoa in the fridge you got yourself a delicious side dish. Add some cooked chicken, shrimp, beef or pork and make it an entree. You can also add some leftover veggies or any kind of veggie/protein combination you may like.
Since I make Quinoa at home as a rice replacement, there’s always a big bowl in the fridge. The secret to fried rice is to use day old rice or Quinoa. If you make it with a fresh batch, the rice/Quinoa will turn mushy and have the consistency of sushi rice instead of fried rice.
There’s no special tools or wok required to make this Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe. Simply use a regular old wide mouth skillet and you’re good to go. The flavor and texture are spot on, so even the pickiest eaters will love this one!
I hope you can try this delicious Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe at home and let me know how it comes out.
- 2 Cups Cooked Day Old Quinoa*
- 1/2 Teaspoon Minced Ginger
- 1 Medium Carrot minced
- 1/4 Onion minced
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Plus 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
Scramble the 2 eggs into a bowl
Using a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil over medium high heat
Add the scrambled eggs and let them cook. Remove from heat and chop them in pieces
Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and cook the onions, carrots, and ginger for 2-3 minutes
Add the cooked Quinoa and stir until combined. Add the soy sauce and mix everything together. Add the cooked eggs
Add the frozen peas and cook one minute more until the peas are heated through
*To cook Quinoa simply boil 2 cups of water or stock in a pot. Add 1 cup of Quinoa, stir and place a lid. Cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
Cool in the fridge.
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I am currently doing the calorie counting thing (I know…). Any idea how many calories this recipe would be?
Hi Krye! According to myfitnesspal.com , this recipe has 234 calories per serving. This recipe holds 4 servings.
Hope that helps!
Have a great day!
Madison Mc. says
Hi! I really really enjoyed this recipe! It was so easy and very filling! Im looking to add a bit more spice when i make it next time, do you have any recommendation of spicy things that would go with this recipe well?
Glad you liked it! For some spice add Sriracha.. The flavor goes very well.
Off the hook thank you for a healthier way of making this dish.
You’re very welcome Catherine! Hope you enjoyed the recipe!
I HIGHLY recommend adding a tablespoon of “mirin” (sweetened sake).
I’ll definitely try that next time! Thanks for the suggestion K.I!
James R. says
Tried it and fell in love immediately! I can’t have rice due to prediabetes and I miss Chinese so this is a perfect sub!! Thank you!!
you’re very welcome James! Glad you liked it! Have a great weekend.
This is SO delicious. Any idea how many days leftovers would last in the fridge??
About 4-5 days. They’re great for meal prep. Glad you liked it Lexi!
Jasmine K. says
Hi there! Looking to make this for lunch tomorrow, but noticed that the quinoa has to be cooked the day before. How much does pre-cooking change the taste of the quinoa/dish?
Hi Jasmine! the precooking doesn’t change the flavor much. It’s just the texture. When you have chilled quinoa the “fried rice” will be a bit looser