Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”

Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie “fried rice”!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

We’re wrapping up breast cancer awareness week with an awesome giveaway! But first, I bring you yet another healthy dish: quinoa veggie fried rice. This recipe here is a spin off my go-to Pancetta Fried Rice except I’ve taken out the greasy, yet amazing pancetta, and added more veggies and substituted quinoa for the brown rice.

Quinoa is one of my favorite ingredients ever. It has so many amazing health benefits with it’s abundance of protein, unsaturated fats and essential vitamins and minerals, and it even helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer (according to Eat to Defeat). Plus, I love the taste of it! It worked so well in this “fried rice” dish, melding so beautifully together with all the veggies. Plus, the drizzled Sriracha was just the icing on the cake!

So here’s how you make this:

We’ll start by sweating out some garlic and onion for about 5 minutes or so.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Then we’ll add in our mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini, letting them get nice and tender.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Next goes in the corn, peas, carrots and quinoa.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Once that’s heated through, we’ll stir in the ginger and soy sauce.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

And finally, we’ll add in the green onions and diced eggs (for the diced eggs, you can just fry 2 beaten eggs over low heat until completely cooked through).

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Go ahead and serve immediately with Sriracha – the most important ingredient of all!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

GIVEAWAY:

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we’re giving away a Cafe Escapes Indulgence Gift Basket to one lucky reader! Good luck!

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Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”

Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sriracha, for serving

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add corn, peas, carrots and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add ginger and soy sauce, and gently toss to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in green onions and eggs.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with Sriracha, if desired.
http://damndelicious.net/2012/10/19/quinoa-veggie-fried-rice-and-a-giveaway/


Comments

  1. Cindy says

    My computer doesn’t let me get to your site easily for me to print. It is easier to print from my email. Is it possible for you to email the quinoa veggie “fried rice” to me so I can try to get it printed up.

    Thank you,
    CB

  2. Pam says

    Hi. this looks delish. Any chance you have the nutritional analysis? I’m on a very low sodium diet as well as low cholesterol. Also, what is Sriracha? Thanks for any info you can give!

    • Chung-Ah says

      Karen, please use either the PRINT function or the “Email This” function under “Sharing is sexy!” to obtain this recipe.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Whitney, it’s actually specified in the ingredients as it states “3 cups COOKED quinoa”. I recommend carefully reading through the ingredients first before preparing the dish. Hope that helps!

  3. Danielle says

    Can you give me the best or quickest way to cook just the quinoa. I always find recipes with quinoa but it needs to be cooked first. So I need to learn how to cook it I guess and then just have some in the fridge. Please help!!

    • Chung-Ah says

      Danielle, the best/quickest/easiest way to cook quinoa is using the directions on the back of the quinoa package. Hope that helps!

  4. Allie says

    Hi,
    I’m not sure if you can answer this but I have some picky eaters in my house that won’t eat onions, mushrooms, or zucchini. Do you think I could just increase the amount of the other veggies? I know the onion adds a lot of flavour so I was thinking of using onion powder
    Looks amazing!!!

    • Chung-Ah says

      I honestly cannot speak for how much this will change in taste/texture of the dish but by all means, feel free to adjust the amount of veggies, to taste, to accommodate your picky eaters.

  5. Katelyn says

    This was insanely delicious! I had to practice serious self control to keep myself from going back for a third serving!

  6. Heather B says

    My husband and I really liked this recipe! Thanks for inspiring us to keep adding veggies (there are so many in this!) and for making quinoa more fun, too :)

  7. Sharon says

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I “found” you through Pinterest and every recipe I’ve made from your website has been, well…. Damn Delicious! Pardon the bad humor! :) Your recipes are always easy to follow and the photos are inspiring! I’m trying to adopt the “clean eating” philosophy, especially because my husband is a triathlete, my daughter is a grad student in Nutrition, I am fighting those nasty change of life issues, and am watching my Dad’s rapid physical deterioration. Your recipes easily adapt to clean eating. Keep experimenting and posting!

  8. Lisa says

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your website! All of your meals typically cook under 30 min, and are easy to prepare the night before. I’ve never made one of your recipes that I didn’t LOVE. Most of them, I even use on a weekly basis. Thank you so much for your love of food, for making recipes healthy, and “damn delicious”

  9. Andie says

    I made this alongside your sesame ginger salmon. I actually googled the recipes separately and didn’t realize at first they were both from the same blog. :) I omitted the corn and peas but kept everything else the same. Great recipe!

  10. Morgan says

    So so yummy!! I forgot to buy a zuichinni and peas….and I didn’t use fresh ginger :/ But still turned out really, really good! I added some water to compensate for the missing zuichinni and frozen peas. Delicious!!

  11. Nancy says

    I had pinned this recipe for quinoa-veggie-fried rice a while ago. I just made it tonight and it was even better than I imagined! Thank you so much. I will be making this often.

  12. Amy F says

    I made this tonight (minus the corn due to a food allergy of my son) — it was great! Thanks for sharing it.

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