Quinoa Fried “Rice” Recipe

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Rachel Bryant Modified: March 24, 2022
Quinoa Fried “Rice” Recipe

How To Make Quinoa Fried “Rice”

This quinoa fried “rice” is a great high-fiber, low-sugar substitute to rice. The flavors are all captured and present in this healthy, high-protein dish.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter,divided
  • 2eggs,whisked
  • 2medium carrots,peeled and diced
  • 1small white onion,diced
  • ½cupfrozen peas
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 4cupsquinoa,cooked and chilled
  • 3green onions,thinly sliced
  • 4tbspsoy sauce,or more to taste
  • 2tspoyster sauce,optional
  • ½tsptoasted sesame oil


  1. Heat ½ tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.

  2. Add an additional 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft.

  3. Increase heat to high, add in the remaining butter, and stir until melted. Immediately add the cooked quinoa, green onions, soy sauce and oyster sauce (if using), and stir until combined.

  4. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine.

  5. Add the sesame oil, stir to combine, and remove from heat.

  6. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 789.30kcal
  • Fat: 21.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 119.33g
  • Fiber: 14.51g
  • Sugar: 3.47g
  • Protein: 29.93g
  • Cholesterol: 102.88mg
  • Sodium: 1043.27mg
  • Calcium: 134.67mg
  • Potassium: 1261.36mg
  • Iron: 9.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 386.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.93mg
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