Fried rice is one of my favorite Asian dishes but I was looking for a healthier alternative for rice when I realized Quinoa would makes a great substitute for any rice dish. Quinoa is a very good complex carb which is made up of part protein, part carb making it take longer for your body to digest and therefore keeps you full longer. I have never made fried rice before so I looked up a couple recipes to help me and this is what I came up with. Enjoy
1 Cup Of Quinoa
2 Cups of Water
1.5 TBSP Teriyaki Sauce
2.5 TBSP of Soy Sauce
2/4 TBSP of Sesame Oil
1 TBSP of Olive Oil
1 Small Onion (Chopped)
2 Carrots (Peeled and Chopped)
2 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
2 Green Onions (Chopped)
2 Eggs (whisked lightly)
1/2 Cup of Frozen Peas (thawed)
1/2 Cup of Frozen Corn (thawed)
Add the water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling add in your quinoa, lower the heat to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes fluff the quinoa and remove from heat. Allow to cool.
In a bowl combine teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil, mix and set aside.
Add your oil to a wok and allow to heat up on medium heat before throwing in your onions and carrots. Stir and let saute for two minutes.
Next add in your green onions and garlic - continue to saute.
Once the vegetables are nicely cooked add in your quinoa followed by the sauce mix. Stir until fully incorporated.
Next make a well/hole in the middle of the wok and add in your eggs. Allow to cook a little before scrambling.
Lastly add in your peas and corn. Mix till they are fully incorporated and warm through before plating and serving.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I do. If you have any comments please leave them below and I'll be happy to answer them as soon as I can! Happy cooking!!!