Quinoa Fried ‘Rice’

My favorite better than takeout fried recipe made with quinoa! It adds protein and all of the benefits of quinoa and you won’t be able to tell a difference in this better for you dish!

quinoa fried rice in a skilletI love using quinoa as a part of a healthy lifestyle. It adds so many awesome health benefits and added protein. So because I am obsessed with fried rice, I thought why not add quinoa instead!?

Quinoa is so much better for you than white rice and I couldn’t even tell a difference with my first bite! I used it to meal prep for an entire week and it was full of amazing flavor and veggies inside. I looked forward to eating it every single day. It was that good!

This recipe is better than any takeout you will get and better for you! A total win in my book! 😉

quinoa fried rice in a skillet

 

quinoa fried rice close up with wooden spoon.

Quinoa Fried 'Rice'

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

My favorite better than takeout fried recipe made with quinoa!  It adds protein and all of the benefits of quinoa and you won’t be able to tell a difference in this better for you dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa fried rice, quinoa recipes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quinoa cooked
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 white onion small, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour vegetable oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  2. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  3. Add the rice to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce and sesame oil on top. Stir and fry the quinoa and veggie mixture until heated through and combined. Add chopped green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Fried 'Rice'
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1745IU35%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I have tried this using quinoa and rice and even my husband like the quinoa in it.Thanks for a delicious recipe that is versatile.

    1. That is so good to hear! I am happy you were able to make it your own. Hope it becomes a family favorite! Xo

      Your Recipe Critic,
      Alyssa

  2. This recipe looks great! Would you recommend using quinoa that has been cooked and refrigerated for a while? Or did you just use freshly cooked quinoa? Thanks!

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