Quinoa Fried “Rice” Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein containing al…
Quinoa Fried “Rice”
Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids?!
Quinoa also contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains!
Soooo…make this recipe tonight instead of takeout for the health benefits…the fact that it tastes soooo much better than takeout is just an added bonus!
makes about 5 servings
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen organic corn
2 red, yellow or green peppers, diced
3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1′ knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil
2 ½ Tbsps coconut aminos, or low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 eggs, lightly scrambled
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
Heat ½ Tbsp avocado/olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot add the eggs and lightly scramble, then set eggs aside.
In the same preheated pan add the remaining oil. Add all the veggies and cook about 6 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the cooked quinoa and stir-fry for about two minutes. Sprinkle in the coconut aminos and sesame oil and stir-fry until incorporated, about 2 more minutes. Add the scrambled eggs then toss everything together
until the warmed through.