Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe
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Quinoa Fried Rice

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"Great side dish and substitute for fried rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    8 hrs 50 mins


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let sit for 5 minutes; fluff quinoa with a fork. Refrigerate until cool, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Mix soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and sesame oil together in a bowl until sauce is evenly mixed.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat; saute carrots and onion for 2 minutes. Add 2 scallions, garlic, and ginger; saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and quinoa; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir sauce into quinoa mixture; cook and stir until evenly coated, about 2 minutes.
  5. Make well in the center of the quinoa mixture. Pour eggs into the well; cook and stir until eggs are scrambled and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining scallion.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Low-sodium chicken broth can be substituted for water.

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Aug 13, 2014

Delicious! Great combo of flavors...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Feb 28, 2015

This was awesome. We absolutely loved it. I didn't have teriyaki so I whipped up a little version myself. I had a quinoa blend from Costco that I used. I goofed up here and there. Too much onion. The pan got too hot when I added the egg but this allows lots of flexibility and room for error. My husband said it tasted like it has meat which is a good thing for him. I'm afraid I found something that he wants me to make again. Also, we served it with some bok coy and cabbage. That's it! I would be eating more now but I promised I'd let him take some to work tomorrow. :)


13 Ratings

Feb 09, 2015

Awesome as is! I doubled the ginger (because I cut up too much) and the peas (I like them). It is perfect. I like it better than fried rice! I served it with beef and broccoli from this site. The next time I will just add meat and extra veggies and mushrooms right to this recipe. With the extra veggies I plan to double the sauce. Great recipe!

Feb 06, 2015

Very good!! We love quinoa and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. This one was a hit even with my 8 and 10 yr. old daughters. I didn't cool it down overnight like the recipe instructs, I just stuck it the freezer for 15 minutes and then I proceeded with the recipe. My only changes were to add more veggies like some sliced zuchinni, mushrooms, celery. I stir fried the veggies for a few min. as we like them a little crunchy. We paired this with Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe found on this site also, super good and healthy dinner :)

Dec 13, 2014

This was good. I made it with rice because I wanted rice but will make it with quinoa next time. We felt it has the best flavor for fried rice. I doubled the sauce amount and it turned out to be a little too much. I will probably add half the amount of sauce next time as I like having extra sauce.

Nov 06, 2014

We added mushrooms to it too. Yum!!

Aug 31, 2014

Just made this tonight and it was delicious! No modifications necessary. We will definitely make it again.

Apr 08, 2015

This was pretty good. The eggs just kind of disappear as in fried rice they usually stay more chunky. Other than that it was good!


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 607 mg
  • 24%

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

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