Quinoa ‘Fried Rice’ Recipe

Posted: January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
Quinoa 'Fried Rice'

Quinoa ‘Fried Rice’

If you are not familiar with Quinoa and are looking for a good recipe to give it a try, this is the one! Make sure you prep. all of your ingredients ahead of time, because once it is stir-fry time, the cooking process goes pretty quick!

Quinoa ‘Fried Rice’

1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup peeled and diced carrot
1/4 cup sliced green onions plus extra for garnish
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
3 cups cooked Incan Quinoa Blend
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons sweetened seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
Sesame seeds, for garnish

Heat peanut oil in a large sauté pan or wok on high heat, then add yellow onion and carrot. Sauté for about 2 minutes, then add green onions, garlic and ginger, continuing to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Add cooked Incan Quinoa Blend and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, making sure to break up any clumps of quinoa.
Toss in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil until evenly incorporated.
Make a well in the center of the pan, and add beaten eggs, Cook just until scrambled, about 2 minutes.
Finally, toss in peas and cook just until warm and tender, about 3 minutes. Add more soy sauce if needed.
Serve topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

Makes 4 to 8 servings

Here are a few of my favorite types of Quinoa to use:
Incan Quinoa Blend
Black Quinoa Blend
Red Quinoa
Standard Quinoa 

  1. Haley says:

    Substituting quinoa for rice is a great way to add some extra protein to your meal. Sometimes I throw some edamame in there too. Your recipe looks delicious!

  2. Laura says:

    Love the idea of using quinoa! Looks like a great substitute and a delicious dish!

  3. RDoug says:

    I’ve never experimented with quinoa, but you’ve piqued my interest with this “Fried Rice” recipe. I may have to finally give it a try.

  4. This sounds fantastic, and not too difficult! I may have to try making this today!

  5. Ngan R. says:

    Very creative use of quinoa. I’m always looking for ways to cook and eat more quinoa and will have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Jess says:

    I keep telling myself and telling myself that I’m going to cook with quinoa, but I just haven’t gotten around to it, because I’m concerned that I won’t like the ‘texture’….this looks really good though 😉

  7. Reblogged this on Miss Williams Petites and commented:

  8. oc15 says:

    just finished making this to go with our teriyaki steak tonight 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  9. Lauren Lane says:

    This looks epic-ly awesome. I’ve cooked and tried about everything but quinoa is my dirty little secret. For some reason I just haven’t gone there. Guess now I have to…

  10. Nice!!! Love a bit of quinoa 👍👍👍

  11. cluttercafe says:

    This looks sooooooooo good! Thanks for sharing. Hope you check out my page tomorrow for an awesome chicken, butternut squash, quinoa stew!

  12. meganrpowers says:

    I will be trying this! I love quinoa 🙂

  13. What a great adaptation of a traditional American-Chinese fried rice! And, so much healthier!


  14. enterprisingsidney says:

    This looks absolutely yummy! I’ll have to share this!

  15. enterprisingsidney says:

    Reblogged this on My Enterprising Life. and commented:
    Learning new ways to make old favorites is something I love. Quinoa “Fried Rice” will be added to my recipe book.

  16. Okay this recipe… sounds INSANE. Bookmarking and making as soon as I get my hands on all of the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  17. This looks and sounds delicious! And I’ve been anxious to try quinoa. Where do you recommend buying it? The only place I’ve found is Safeway and it’s extremely pricey!

  18. what a great idea! Will have to try this! thanks!

  19. Veronica says:

    Love this!! Gotta try it.

  20. quiltykanuck says:

    That sounds really good! 🙂

  21. graeylight says:

    Oh my goodness!!!! 😍😍😍😍

  22. Francesca says:

    Yum!! Looks delicious. Will have to give it a try, thanks! 🙂

  23. gfexplorer says:

    Can’t wait to modify and try this recipe

  24. Nettilein says:

    This sounds really delicious and it’s Gluten-free 😉 i’ll give it a try and World like to reblog if that’s ok?!

  25. Nettilein says:

    Reblogged this on 3 Monkeys' Mom and commented:
    This is a must-try! I added some chicken breast filet for the men in the house 😉 Thanks heaps to http://www.nerdsteak.com

  26. Lo & Lil says:

    Can I leave out the egg Mike? Do you think it will make a big difference?

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