Balanced Quinoa Fried "Rice"

October 26, 2013

You can now make your favorite fried rice recipe with the protein-packed superfood quinoa! Cooking for Keeps uses all the classic Asian flavors of scallion, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil, all stir-fried with a large serving of cooked quinoa. Add scrambled egg for even more protein, and play around with the veggies just like you would with regular fried rice.

Quinoa Fried Rice

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa (or 2½ to 3 cups leftover cooked quinoa)
    1 ½ cups water or low-sodium chicken stock
    ¼ small onion, chopped
    2 carrots, peeled and chopped
    3 scallions, chopped and divided
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 eggs, lightly scrambled (still raw)
    ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
    Sauce:
    1 ½ tablespoons teriyaki sauce
    2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
    ¾ teaspoon sesame oil

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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