Quinoa Shrimp “Fried Rice” Recipe

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Everett Published: November 19, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Quinoa Shrimp “Fried Rice”

Looking for a rich and filling meal? Then try your hand at our quinoa recipe! It’s just like fried rice, and comes with tender bites of shrimp and veggies.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1cupwhite quinoa
  • 2cupswater
  • 12ozshrimpmedium, peeled and deveined
  • 6tspolive oildivided
  • salt
  • cupsfrozen peas and carrots
  • ½cupedamameshelled
  • ¾cupgreen onionschopped
  • 3garlic clovesminced
  • 2tspgingerpeeled and finely minced
  • 4large eggs
  • 2tbspsoy sauceor to taste
  • 2tbspmirin
  • 2tspsesame oil
  • ¼cupcilantrochopped


  1. Cook the quinoa according to directions on package in water.

  2. Drain excess liquid and set aside.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a 12-inch, deep non-stick skillet or non-stick wok over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the shrimp, season lightly with salt and cook, tossing occasionally for 2 minutes until the shrimp are opaque and just cooked through.

  5. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.

  6. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to the skillet.

  7. Toss in the peas and carrots, edamame, green onions, garlic and ginger, then saute 3 minutes.

  8. Push the vegetables over to one side of the pan, then add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the opposite side of the pan.

  9. Add in the eggs, then cook and scramble until they are just set.

  10. Add the quinoa and shrimp to the skillet.

  11. Drizzle in soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil.

  12. Cook and toss for 2 to 3 minutes until the liquid has evaporated.

  13. Toss in the cilantro, serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 465.89kcal
  • Fat: 18.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.99g
  • Fiber: 7.87g
  • Sugar: 5.75g
  • Protein: 29.63g
  • Cholesterol: 293.16mg
  • Sodium: 1089.66mg
  • Calcium: 153.93mg
  • Potassium: 805.58mg
  • Iron: 4.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 572.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.72mg
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