Quinoa “Fried Rice”

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"

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red peppers, diced small
  • 1 tomato, 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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 252.3 calories
  • Total Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 11.7g
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