Fried rice is the epitome of greasy, delicious Chinese food. But is it good for you? We’re going to have to say definitively no, sadly. If you’re trying to eat a little healthier, but you don’t want to give up the goodness of Chinese food, we have a great recipe for you. This fried rice has all the flavor of fried rice, but it’s made with quinoa – a super food that has a significantly lower amount of fats and carbs than regular white rice. Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that is considered a full protein and this grain is also filled with an amazing amount of vitamins and healthy minerals. So putting this ultra-healthy food into a favorite Chinese recipe? It’s a win/win situation! Watch the video below to see how this dish is made.
For this meal, you’ll want to use a wok. Essentially a skillet with a deep bottom and high walls, this is the perfect tool in which to make the entire helping of quinoa “fried rice”.
We didn’t even mention the best part! This delicious dish only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Healthy, delicious, simple and quick – does it get any better than that?
QUINOA FRIED RICE
– 2 tsp. vegetable oil
– 1/2 diced onion
– 2 cloves garlic
– 1 inch piece of ginger
– Salt and pepper
– 2 eggs
– 2 cups of cooked quinoa
– 1 1/2 tbsp. of soy sauce
– 1/2 cup frozen peas
– Sriracha sauce
– Toasted sesame oil
– Green onions
– Sesame seeds
2. Add ginger, salt, pepper, and 2 scrambled eggs into the wok. Mix constantly so you don’t over scramble the eggs.
3. Add quinoa, made the night before, soy sauce, frozen peas. Combine.
4. Add some sesame oil and optional sriracha sauce.
5. Finish off with sesame seeds and green onions.