Quinoa “Fried Rice”

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Quinoa makes a great alternative to rice in this quick and easy stir fry. I often make a large batch of quinoa, and keep the rest in my fridge to use throughout the week (it freezes great too). You can easily make this a main dish by adding chicken, shrimp or beef.

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Quinoa "Fried Rice"

252.3 Cals 11.7 Protein 39 Carbs 6.3 Fats
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Side Dish
CUISINE: American


  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red peppers, diced small
  • 1 to mato, diced small
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, for gluten free use gf tamari
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • spray oil
  • 3 egg large whites, beaten
  • 1 whole large egg, beaten
  • salt


  • In a nonstick wok, spray oil and add the eggs and salt and cook a minute or two until done. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the scallions, peppers and garlic.
  • Saute about a minute, add the tomato and stir in all the quinoa.
  • Add soy sauce and stir to mix all the ingredients.
  • Keep stirring a few minutes, then add cooked scrambled egg.
  • Adjust soy sauce as needed to taste and mix well another 30 seconds.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 252.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 11.7g, Fat: 6.3g, Fiber: 5.6g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Meals

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  1. one of my favorites. I have come back to this recipe time and time again

  2. We added a few drops of liquid smoke
    Made it vegan so substituted the egg with either edamame or tempe 
    added cilantro
    and cauliflower /broccoli 

    EVERYONE loved this recipe, easy to make and delicious too … not to mention healthy 

  3. Just found this and look forward to making it this weekend. I see many references to fish sauce but don’t see it in the recipe. How much should be included?

  4. Made this tonight as I just got a huge batch of organic quinoa from Amazon. Delicious. I added a little bit of fish sauce and a couple of dashes of sriracha for some heat! Yummy, great idea. ????????

  5. Hi Gina,
    Do you know how many Smart Points this would be by any chance?

  6. i would like to know the same question as nikki if you can use a regular pan i only have stainless steel

  7. I added tofu and some sesame oil – so filling!!!

  8. I tried this recipe (and several others from this site) this weekend and LOVED it!! This is definitely my new fave source for recipes (and I can't stop telling people about it!)

  9. Yes. Add the crushed peppers. ;o)

  10. tried this recipe tonight i skipped the crushed peppers, but followed the recipe regarding the soy sauce and the fish sauce. However I found this to be somewhat bland, is there any way to make it really spicy?

  11. Hi Gina,

    This might be a dumb question, but if I don't have a Wok, can I use a regular pan? Would I need to adjust any of the process? Thanks!

  12. This recipe is amazing! Instead of fish sauce, I used a little bit of hoisin sauce. Everyone in the lunchroom at work was commenting on how good it smelled. Next time I plan on adding carrots and peas. Thank you for all the great recipes!