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Pork Fried Quinoa Recipe
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Pork Fried Quinoa
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Pork Fried Quinoa

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"These tiny quinoa seeds really are sponges for flavor. I was really surprised how decadent and satisfying this seemed, and with only a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a handful of very lean smoked ham."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa in cold water for about 1 minute and drain well.
  2. Place in a saucepan and cover with 1 1/2 cup cold water and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff quinoa with a fork and set aside.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ham, red bell pepper, and the white parts of the green onion until the ham begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Set chopped green onion tops aside. Add garlic, remove from heat, and stir until garlic becomes aromatic, 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in quinoa and return to stove over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, and sesame seeds. Garnish with reserved green onion tops.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2012

Yum delicious! This recipe inspired me to write my first review. I did just as directed but added some diced squash to the ham/veggie mix and substituted the Sriracha with some red pepper flakes for spice. Even my quinoa-skeptical boyfriend said it was "surprisingly flavorful." Will definitely be making this again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 22, 2012

I did not care for this recipe.

 
Aug 22, 2012

This is by far the best fried recipe I have found! I tweaked it a little because I didn't have fresh onion. I added garlic salt and about a tablespoon of dried chopped onions to the quinoa while it was cooking. I fried the ham, garlic, and bell pepper in a pan. Then added fresh steamed asparagus at the end. This recipe is fantastic!

 
Aug 23, 2012

This is a healthier version of fried rice and as such, that's exactly what it tastes like. I found it to be rather bland and lacking in vegetables for my taste. Thanks for sharing. :o)

 
Oct 30, 2012

Awesome recipe! First time DH tried quinoa and he said it was better than rice. Used green and red bell pepper in the dish. I didn't see were the rice vinegar was used in the directions so I left it out.

 
Aug 23, 2012

This was delicious. Similar to fried rice dishes, I used whatever I had laying around. I substituted leftover turkey bacon for the ham, an inferno pepper (seeded and chopped very fine) instead of bell pepper, and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Otherwise, I followed the directions pretty closely. I definitely would like to make this again.

 
Aug 22, 2012

Delicous, healthy, and easy to make. What could be better?

 
Feb 19, 2013

Wow! So surprisingly satisfied with how good this turned out. I really do think I like it more than fried rice! Ready to try it with other ingredients mixed in!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 827 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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