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Quinoa Fried "Rice"
The grain has a natural crunch and nuttiness that adds so much to this dish.
- 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