Quinoa 'Fried Rice' October 24 2017, 0 Comments

Quinoa is a great gluten-free alternative to rice. It's also an excellent source of protein. So this Quinoa 'Fried Rice' is a delicious option for gluten-free folks as well as vegetarians! Works well as a side dish or a main meal :)

Prep time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 16oz mason jar


  • 1 cup of dry quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1/2 of one large carrot
  • 1/4 cup of shelled edamame
  • 1/4 cup of broccoli
  • 5 oz of soy sauce
  • Teaspoon of olive oil


  1. Cook the quinoa: bring the 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to a boil and then cover and let sit for 15 mins or until nice and fluffy. Set aside. 
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prep the veggies: chop the onion, carrots and broccoli. 
  3. Caramelize the onions: No oil needed for this step, just preheat a saucepan, add the onions and stir. Add some water and stir until water evaporates. Repeat the process until the onions reach your desired level of caramelization. 
  4. In the same saucepan, add some oil and scramble the eggs.
  5. Once the eggs are scrambled, add the carrots, broccoli and edamame. Stir.
  6. Add the quinoa and then the soy sauce to taste. 
  7. Let cool and enjoy. 
  8. Store leftovers in a mason jar for a tasty lunch the next day!