Quinoa Fried Rice

There are so many different ways to enjoy fried rice, and this recipe is just one of them. Quinoa has replaced traditional white rice and provides a healthier alternative with tons of protein and fiber. This dish can be made vegetarian or vegan-just make sure you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth!

Quinoa is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different dishes. It has a nutty flavor and a slightly crunchy texture, and it’s a great source of protein and fiber. In this recipe, quinoa replaces traditional white rice to create a healthier version of fried rice.

What to serve with Quinoa Fried Rice 

Quinoa Fried Rice is a delicious and healthy dish that can be served with any number of side dishes. Some of my favorite sides to serve with it include steamed broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, and grilled chicken or shrimp.

Tips to make Quinoa Fried Rice

There are a few tips that can help you make the perfect Quinoa Fried Rice. First, make sure to rinse the quinoa before cooking it. This will help remove the bitter taste that some quinoas have. Second, use a nonstick skillet or wok to cook the quinoa. This will help prevent it from sticking to the pan. Third, don’t overcook the quinoa-it should be slightly crunchy when you’re done cooking it. Finally, add in your favorite vegetables and proteins to create a dish that’s perfect for your taste buds!

Can Quinoa fried rice be made ahead of time:

Quinoa Fried Rice is a delicious and healthy dish that can be made ahead of time. Simply cook the quinoa and rice according to the instructions, and then store them in airtight containers in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the quinoa and rice in a nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat until they’re hot and crispy. Add in your favorite vegetables and proteins, and enjoy!

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Quinoa Fried Rice

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Quinoa Fried Rice is an easy meatless dinner that comes together with a hefty amount of veggies and a few pantry staples. I love this recipe because it’s all about ratios, meaning that I can change it up based on what I have on hand.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (use a pouch of microwaveable quinoa or cook dried quinoa according to package directions)
  • 3 cups frozen vegetables of your choice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • One fried egg per serving, optional


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil. Add onion and cook until translucent, about five minutes. Add quinoa and frozen vegetables to the skillet and let cook for one minute at a time to achieve a fried rice texture. Cook until veggies are heated through, about five minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add move rice to one side of the pan. Add eggs, stirring constantly until they’re scrambled. This won’t take long! Season fried rice with soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger, and cracked pepper. If serving with fried eggs on top, fry them in a greased medium pan until the yolk is set to your liking. I cooked two fried eggs on the night we ate this, then went without them when I had leftovers the next day.


Use quick cook quinoa pouches instead of cooking it yourself. This will cost more per serving but works great in a pinch.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
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