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Quinoa Fried Rice

This Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe is an easier, healthier version of a takeout classic made with ingredients you probably already have on-hand! It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and easily vegan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: fried egg, quinoa
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa uncooked
  • teaspoons coconut oil divided
  • 1/2  yellow onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2  cup frozen edamame shelled and de-frosted
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon sriracha more or less to taste
  • large cloves  garlic pressed or minced
  • tablespoons soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 large eggs cooked to your liking
  • cilantro and green onions optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa and vegetable broth together according to package directions.
  • Chill in fridge until cold. MAKE THIS DAY BEFORE IF POSSIBLE FOR BEST RESULTS.*
  • Melt 1 teaspoon coconut oil in large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Once melted, add in onion and carrot. Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until carrots are tender and cooked to your liking.
  • Stir in edamame, ginger, sriracha, and garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Increase heat to medium-high/high and melt remaining coconut oil.
  • Add in cold quinoa, soy sauce, and vinegar, then cook for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  • Taste and re-season, if possible, then serve with fried eggs, cilantro, and green onions!

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Notes

*If you can't make this the night before, lay cooked quinoa out on a sheet pan in a single layer and place in the freezer until cold. 

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3195IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3.8mg