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quinoa fried rice
A great side dish and a healthy alternative to fried rice you can make with left over quinoa. 

 

 

 

Quinoa Fried Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Quinoa Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut, olive, or sesame oil
  • 3-4 green onions, slice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce, or 1/4 teaspoon cayene, depending on desired spice
  • 2-4 cups of loosely packed spinach
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a wok or sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and sauté another 3 – 4 minutes. Scramble eggs.
  3. Add mushrooms, carrots, spinach and red pepper. Sauté 4 – 5 minutes.
  4. Add peas. Sauté 1 minute.
  5. Add in cooked quinoa, sauté for 3 – 5 minutes or until quinoa is hot.
  6. Add in sriracha and soy sauce. Sauté 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle sesame oil and sesame seeds on top for serving.
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