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!

Comments

  1. Ooh, this looks awesome! I’m allergic to mushrooms, but I’m sure it would still be good without. I think I’m gonna need to make this.
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