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Quinoa Fried "Rice"

The grain has a natural crunch and nuttiness that adds so much to this dish.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: side dishes, skillet dinners, vegetarian dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: fried rice, quinoa
Servings: 6
Calories: 197kcal


  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 medium onion thickly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for frying


  • Place the quinoa, water and olive oil in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and cook until all the water is absorbed. If you are using a rice cooker, add the quinoa, water and olive oil and set to COOK (it is done when the rice cooker switches to WARM).
  • Heat the 2 tbs of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Break eggs into pan and with a spatula, scramble the eggs. When eggs are almost set, add garlic and onion (and meat if you are adding). Stir fry until onion is almost translucent.
  • Add cooked quinoa, sesame oil and soy sauce. Stir. At this point taste the quinoa--you may have to add more soy sauce depending on your personal tastes. Stir in peas, and heat through.
  • Makes 3 hearty servings or 6 side dish servings.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg