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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.

Quinoa "Fried Rice"

5 from 2 votes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 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.

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Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 252.3 kcal, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Protein: 11.7 g, Fat: 6.3 g, Fiber: 5.6 g


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55 comments on “Quinoa “Fried Rice””

  1. 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 

  2. 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?

  3. 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. ????????

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

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    Alexandra MacNeill

    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!)

  6. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. 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!