Quinoa “Fried Rice”

Quinoa “Fried Rice” might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe serves 3 and costs $1.51 per serving. One portion of this dish contains roughly 21g of protein, 16g of fat, and a total of 419 calories. A mixture of onions, kosher salt, ginger, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. 1294 people were glad they tried this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Culicurious. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 87%. This score is super. Quinoa "fried Rice, Quinoa Fried Rice, and Quinoa Fried Rice are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 3

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 large egg

2 tablespoons minced ginger

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup large diced onions

1 cup frozen peas and carrots, defrosted

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

1/8 teaspoon rice vinegar

1/2 cup chopped smoked ham

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 cups water

Equipment:

bowl

pot

frying pan

spatula

whisk

wok

Cooking instruction summary:

Start the recipe by simmering the quinoa, water, and teaspoon of soy sauce in a covered pot for 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Once done, uncover pot and set aside for now. Stir from time to time after the pot is off the heat to help cool the quinoa a bit.In a small bowl, combine the large egg, 1/8 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1/8 teaspoon of rice vinegar. Whisk until smooth and combined.Cook the egg gently in a small skillet until set. Break the cooked egg up with a spatula and set aside for now.In a wok or large skillet, heat canola oil over high heat and add onions and kosher salt. Stir well then allow the onions to sit in the pan for about 2 minutes until seared and browned a bit.Turn heat down to medium high, add the chopped ham and continue to cook until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.Add the ginger and cook about one minute, until fragrant.Add the cooked egg, cooked quinoa, peas/carrots, and half cup of soy sauce to the wok or skillet. Mix well to thoroughly combine.Cook for 2-3 minutes (stirring frequently) until all ingredients are warmed through then serve.

 

Step by step:


1. Start the recipe by simmering the quinoa, water, and teaspoon of soy sauce in a covered pot for 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Once done, uncover pot and set aside for now. Stir from time to time after the pot is off the heat to help cool the quinoa a bit.In a small bowl, combine the large egg, 1/8 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1/8 teaspoon of rice vinegar.

2. Whisk until smooth and combined.Cook the egg gently in a small skillet until set. Break the cooked egg up with a spatula and set aside for now.In a wok or large skillet, heat canola oil over high heat and add onions and kosher salt. Stir well then allow the onions to sit in the pan for about 2 minutes until seared and browned a bit.Turn heat down to medium high, add the chopped ham and continue to cook until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the ginger and cook about one minute, until fragrant.

4. Add the cooked egg, cooked quinoa, peas/carrots, and half cup of soy sauce to the wok or skillet.

5. Mix well to thoroughly combine.Cook for 2-3 minutes (stirring frequently) until all ingredients are warmed through then serve.


Nutrition Information:

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415k Calories
21g Protein
15g Total Fat
49g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
415k
21%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
2g
13%

Carbohydrates
49g
17%

  Sugar
3g
3%

Cholesterol
75mg
25%

Sodium
2965mg
129%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
42%

Vitamin A
4530IU
91%

Manganese
1mg
77%

Phosphorus
453mg
45%

Magnesium
155mg
39%

Folate
146µg
37%

Copper
0.56mg
28%

Fiber
6g
27%

Iron
4mg
27%

Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25%

Vitamin B1
0.35mg
23%

Vitamin B2
0.37mg
22%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Zinc
3mg
20%

Potassium
687mg
20%

Selenium
11µg
16%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Vitamin C
9mg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Calcium
77mg
8%

Vitamin K
6µg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.15µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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