Recipe: Quinoa Fried Rice

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What if I told you delicious “fried rice” could also be full of protein, fiber, and low in fat? I knew you wouldn’t believe me, but it’s true! This easy quinoa fried rice recipe is packed with protein, veggies, and super grains that will give you tons of long-lasting energy. I often make a big batch of quinoa and store it in the fridge for salads and meals during the week. We were low on groceries one night and I had heard about using quinoa as a fried rice substitute so I gave it a go and it turned out to be amazing! This dish works particularly well with cold or even frozen quinoa. I have made this with frozen vegetables, but suggest using fresh because they stay more crisp! You can add in whatever vegetables or meat you like. I love this idea because it is a yummy way to repurpose leftovers that may get tossed out otherwise.

Total Time:60 minutes

Yield: 4 serving(s)


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (cook according to directions and chill or freeze)
  • 3 cups fresh chopped vegetables
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • (sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and minced (ginger paste will work well too)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted red chili paste (if you don't have this sub with red pepper flakes)


  1. Heat up your wok or large non-stick frying pan with olive oil.
  2. If quinoa is frozen add quinoa with vegetables and cook vegetables until cooked yet firm. If quinoa is just cold, cook veggies, then add quinoa and heat for 1 minute after.
  3. Next build a small well in the center of your pan and add beaten egg to the dish, stir frequently so eggs become scrambled.
  4. Add sauce to dish and mix gently for 1 minute until dissolved.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 320

Protein: 12 gram(s)

Fat: 13 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 35 gram(s)

Fiber: 6 gram(s)

Sugar: 4 gram(s)

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