Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice

Simply & Healthy version of 'fried rice' using Quinoa, lean protein & bright vegetables.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil divided
  • 2 Egg whisked
  • 2 each carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 white onion small, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 4 cups quinoa cooked and chilled
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce or more to taste
  • 2 tsp fish sauce/ oyster sauce optional
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil


  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.
  • Add an additional 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft. (Add shrimp if you want here)
  • Increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted. Immediately add the cooked quinoa, green onions, soy sauce and oyster sauce (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine. Add the sesame oil, stir to combine, and remove from heat.


***You can add Shrimp if you would like a bit more protein in here….I get my shrimp cooked and frozen from Costco so you could really just throw thawed pre-cooked shrimp in with veggies while they are cooking.
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