I LOVE QUINOA.
It’s seriously my favourite food. I’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert..you name it, I’ll find a way to include quinoa. After falling in love with quinoa at whole foods once, I decided to find more ways to make it, which led to amazing breakfast quinoa that I love, and also this quinoa fried rice. Yum.
I topped mine with Sweet Chili Lime Tofu, and I really liked the combination of the two, I hope you try this quinoa soon and fall as much in love with it as I have :).
Quinoa Fried Rice – Recipe from Peas and Crayons
Makes enough for 2-4 servings
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 cup of fresh or frozen veggies (I used one of those Green Giant frozen mixed vegetable bags with peas, beans, carrots, and corn)
oil for sauteeing
salt and pepper to taste
Put the quinoa into a pot with water and let it come to a boil, then turn the heat down and allow it to simmer until all the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
While your quinoa is cooking, start your veggies. Saute the vegetables in a large pan (make sure its large enough to fit your quinoa in later, i made this mistake and regret it). Push the veggies to one side of the hot pan and scramble your egg on the other side.
By now your quinoa should be ready. Add little bit of garlic powder, fluff it with a fork, and throw your quinoa into the pan with the vegetables and egg. Next add the soy sauce. Season with a little salt and pepper and pan fry for a few minutes.
Plate it up and serve on its own or with a little protein.