Quinoa “Fried Rice”

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Quinoa fried rice is a healthy twist on my classic fried rice recipe, the perfect side dish when you want to incorporate more quinoa in your meals.

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 it 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.

This makes a great side dish for your favorite stir-fries. You can make this a main by adding your favorite protein such as shrimp, beef, chicken, or tofu.

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Quinoa "Fried Rice"

5 from 2 votes
Quinoa makes a great alternative to rice in this quick and easy stir fry.
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 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


  • In a nonstick wok, spray oil and add the eggs and salt and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until done. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the scallions, peppers and garlic.
  • Saute about 1 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