Quinoa Fried “Rice”

Hey y’all– I’m sorry for the hiatus (yet again), something about that time of year just gets to me.  The holidays get so busy, and the new year is a busy time for work.  I still cook, but the whole photography set up takes a lot of 1) time and 2) self control.  When you’re hungry, the last thing you really care about is lighting and taking 75 pictures of your hot food.  Right?  I want to eat.

Also I’ve been traveling a lot, so I try to find healthier eats on the road.  Those will most likely be on my Instagram.

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Anyway, Quinoa Fried “Rice” has been on my “to make list” for way too long.  It’s not actually rice, hence the quotations, but I use quinoa instead of rice, for a gluten-free friendly meal.  Fried Quinoa just doesn’t sound quite as good, nor healthy whatsoever.

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I was inspired by my friend over at Rabbit Food Rocks to make it.  I made a few adjustments, based on the vegetables I liked, but this fried rice is chock full of veggies, gluten-free and delicious.

You can change up the veggies, based on your preferences, but be sure to chop them up small, it blends a lot better!  I added some Sriracha for a good kick and a fried egg on top.  Check my previous post on how to make the perfect fried egg.

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This recipe makes a pretty big batch!  It was enough for 4 of us for dinner, and we had some leftovers for the week.

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Quinoa Fried Rice [veg] [gf]

by Kristin Hong

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: entree gluten-free sugar-free vegetarian Chinese


Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 T. Ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 portobello cap, diced
  • 4 handfuls spinach
  • 1 medium broccoli head, diced
  • 1/4 c peas
  • 2 eggs+ 1 egg white
  • Optional: Extra egg for topping
  • Optional: Green onions


Bring 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes.

In a large pan, sautee the garlic, ginger and onions in 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Once onions are translucent, add the diced carrots, celery, portobellos, peas, spinach and broccoli. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes.

When quinoa is fully cooked, add 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 T. sesame oil and 1/2 tsp Sriracha. Mix until well combined.

Add quinoa mixture to the large pan of veggies and toss.

Crack 2 eggs and 1 egg white (or 3 eggs if you prefer) to the mixture. Stir until eggs are fully cooked.

Serve with optional fried egg and green onions.

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    Stephanie Drazich
    March 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Your fried egg is so darn perfect in this pic! Yumm!!

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