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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 411.1
  • Total Fat: 14.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 107.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,700.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.9 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g

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Quinoa Vegetable fried "rice"

Submitted by: MARYDAZ

Introduction

Fried rice using quinoa instead of rice, edamame and egg for protein, and lots of frozen veggies to keep things easy. Fried rice using quinoa instead of rice, edamame and egg for protein, and lots of frozen veggies to keep things easy.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 cup leftover cooked quinoa (super easy when done in a rice cooker and using vegetable broth for more flavor)
    1 package mixed vegetables, any variety you like (asian stir-fry, broccoli medley is good)
    1 cup frozen edamame, shelled
    1 egg
    2 tsp canola oil
    3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
    1 clove minced garlic

    optional:
    1 tsp corn starch dissolved in warm water
    1 tbsp rice wine vinegar added to tamari
    Chili pepper flakes
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Briefly boil/blanch frozen veggies and edamame and heat up wok or stir-fry pan. Add canola oil to hot pan and then add drained veggies. Stir in garlic and cook briefly. Add in quinoa, then tamari/vinegar/corn starch sauce. Stir fry until incorporated and quinoa is hot.

Move mixture up sides of wok to make space in the middle of the pan for the egg. Break into pan and scramble, eventually incorporating into mixture.

Season with pepper flakes, salt and pepper or other seasonings as you like.

NOTE: This makes two VERY generous servings. Could easily be split into 3-4 servings. Low sodium soy sauce could be substituted in place of tamari to lower the sodium.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARYDAZ.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really, really good. My first time with quinoa and new to most vegetarian dishes AND I'm even a terrible cook, though I managed to put it together and liked it a lot. - 11/7/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was a little hesitant about using my left over breakfast quinoa with this, but the garlic overpowered the cinnamon & it turned out great. Thanks ;) - 6/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've been trying to prepare vegetarian meals several times a week, despite my boyfriend's grumblings. He claimed he didn't like quinoa (I'd always made it as a side), until I made this recipe. He loved it and asked for it again. Great recipe! - 4/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made something very similar, but I wish I had had some edamame! I also love adding some fresh chopped scallions. - 8/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is nice, and a great high-protein dish for vegetarians. Sodium is crazy-high, I'm just noticing, but it's true that this makes a LOT of food, so eating only half a serving is fine and takes down a lot of the sodium, and hey, half the calories! =) - 10/22/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this dish. I added a few pieces of ginger to add more flavor. My family liked it. Will definitely make again! - 1/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very creative, nice! - 11/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 11/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was my first recipe using Quinoa and I really enjoyed it! It was easy to make and delicious! I made this as a side dish to teriyaki salmon. I used chicken broth to cook the quinoa. - 9/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used chicken broth to cook the quinoa & omitted the tamari. It was so good it didn't even need soy sauce. - 7/7/11

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  • this looks so good! - 2/24/14

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  • wow.......soooo yummy! - 6/19/09

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