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5 from 10 votes

Easy & Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

This tasty recipe for Quinoa Fried "Rice" is a healthy spin on a takeout favorite! It makes a simple, protein-packed vegetarian main or side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Fried Quinoa, Quinoa Fried Rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 297calories


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons organic tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons organic Sriracha
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Add quinoa and water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the eggs and scramble constantly until cooked through. Transfer eggs to a separate plate.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in the skillet. Add onion, garlic, carrots and peas and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the cooked quinoa, tamari and Sriracha. Stir-fry mixture for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs back to the pan and stir until combined. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 297calories | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5415IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg