Quinoa Fried Rice

Once I started blogging again I also started using my real camera again. (That kind of goes hand in hand, doesn’t it?) And on the memory cards I found a bunch of pictures of this dish I made back in April and never wrote about. After looking at the pictures my first thought was, “Man, that looks so good!” and “I need to share this!” :) This recipe is filling, vegetarian and also super easy which is my favorite kind of recipe.

Quinoa Fried Rice

Recipe from Damn Delicious

Ingredients
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 large eggs, beaten and fried
– 2 cloves minced garlic
– 1 small diced onion
– 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
– 1 head broccoli, cut into florets (Or one bag of pre-cut florets)
– 1 chopped zucchini
– 1/2 cup frozen corn
– 1/2 cup frozen peas
– 2 peeled and grated carrots
– 3 cups cooked quinoa
– 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
– 3 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 chopped green onions
– Sriracha, for serving

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Instructions
1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add eggs and fry until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Let cool before dicing into small pieces.
2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
3. Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Add corn, peas, carrots and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
5. Add ginger and soy sauce, and gently toss to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
6. Stir in green onions and eggs.
7. Serve immediately, drizzled with Sriracha.

I think I omitted the carrots in making this but only because I didn’t have any. I may also add in some water chestnuts the next time this hits my weekly menu because I love that crunch.

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Some awesome benefits of this recipe are that you only need two pots (one for the meal and one to pre-cook the quinoa) and you could probably buy most of the vegetables pre-chopped and save yourself some time in the kitchen. I personally like chopping veggies but sometimes I take the shortcut especially during weeknight meals.

The Quinoa Fried Rice was approved by the entire family! Sadie apparently wanted me to take a picture of her food when I was photographing the meal. Amazing how much she’s changed since last April!

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Enjoy!

Sunday Lately #58

First Sunday Lately of February!! Can you believe its February? I feel like it was just Christmas. Le sigh.

Sunday Lately with Blogger Tribe

As usual I’m hooking up with the Blogger Tribe for their weekly Sunday Lately linkup. Care to join? Each week you get a bunch of prompts – it kind of vibes with those “Currently” posts. So here goes! This week’s words are:

Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving
Creating – A Valentine’s Day basket for Sadie! Dave and I don’t really get into Valentine’s Day too much, just some nice cards and a little treat but I love making baskets for Sadie. She already knows she’s getting a cool robot cup with a twisty straw from Target because she spotted it in the cart but I also have some stuff she doesn’t know about. Chocolate, a book (The Day it Rained Hearts) and Hazel’s wand from Little Charmers to go with her Hazel dress. (The wand went up to $18.99 but it was on sale the other day for $9.99 so I snatched it up!)

Finding – A big ole bag of clothes to bring into work! Actually two bags. Because the first bag was so full the handles broke when I tried to lift it! The girls on my team at work and I are all pretty much the same size so we started bringing in clothes we don’t wear anymore to give to each other. I’ve gotten some cute stuff from my teamies! I was afraid no one would like anything I had but I was only left with one slightly full bag to take back home and either donate/sell on Poshmark! Woo hoo!

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Switching – A bunch of assignments and things around on my team. One girl just gave her notice so I have to take over her event in just over a month. WOMP. I was working on the event with her already so its not horrible but now I have to take the lead on it vs supporting her. And we are also transitioning one girl over from her current position to the newly opened one on my team, so there’s a lot of paperwork and stuff with that. Ugh. I’m happy that she found something new but it’s not ideal.

Forgetting – How hard it is to shovel snow. OMG. We got about eight or so inches of snow dumped on us Friday morning and I got to work from home with Sadie while Dave had to go in to school. Our neighbor very nicely plowed our sidewalk for us but I got to work on shoveling the walkway and driveway. And then I collapsed. Holy mother of god. Thank the LORD we have a snowblower… that Dave should probably teach me how to use. But at least Sadie got to build the snowwoman of her dreams! Her name is Snowella.

 

Sadie and our snowwoman, Snowella. Between shoveling and playing I’m spent.

A photo posted by Lacey (@laceybean_) on

Craving – Everything salty and savory! I made Dave buy a big jar of kosher baby dill pickles at BJs and have been snacking on those and also ALL OF THE STRING CHEESE! (Don’t tell Sadie I’m eating her string cheese.) Also craving sleep. Always and forever.

 

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