Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice

Photos and recipe are from: http://damndelicious.net/2012/10/19/quinoa-veggie-fried-rice-and-a-giveaway/

QUINOA VEGGIE “FRIED RICE”

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie “fried rice”!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sriracha, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add eggs and fry until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Let cool before dicing into small pieces.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add corn, peas, carrots and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add ginger and soy sauce, and gently toss to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in green onions and eggs.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with Sriracha, if desired.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Here’s how you make this:

We’ll start by sweating out some garlic and onion for about 5 minutes or so.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Then we’ll add in our mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini, letting them get nice and tender.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Next goes in the corn, peas, carrots and quinoa.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Once that’s heated through, we’ll stir in the ginger and soy sauce.

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

And finally, we’ll add in the green onions and diced eggs (for the diced eggs, you can just fry 2 beaten eggs over low heat until completely cooked through).

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

Go ahead and serve immediately with Sriracha – the most important ingredient of all!

Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" - Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie "fried rice"!

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