This quinoa fried rice is a healthy take on traditional fried rice made with protein-packed quinoa and shrimp. It’s so easy and takes less and 30 minutes to whip up.
If you like fried rice, you’re going to fall in love with this quinoa fried “rice” recipe! It’s loaded with veggies, packed with protein and so easy to toss together for a quick weeknight meal.
This recipe came about for two reasons: 1) Fried rice is one of Isaac’s favorite take-out items and I wanted to make a healthy, homemade version. 2) I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes that require grocery store staples we typically have on-hand like quinoa, eggs, frozen shrimp and veggies.
Don’t get me wrong, I love rice but quinoa packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. It is a complete protein which means it has all nine essential amino acids. It’s gluten-free and packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
Here’s What You Need:
quinoa – leftover quinoa is perfect for this otherwise cook some quinoa before you start prepping the rest of this recipe.
vegetables – yellow onion, garlic, and a bag of frozen veggies. Of course you can use your favorite fresh veggies as well but I went for quick and easy with the frozen vegetables!
sauce – tamari, mirin, sambal oelek, sesame oil
toppings – fresh silantro and sriracha
If you’re not a huge spice fan, you can skip the sambal oelek and/or sriracha. It will still be delicious, just without the heat.
Perfect Fried Rice
There are a few steps to this fried rice but don’t be…