Quinoa Fried " Rice "

 Quinoa has been part of our diet for quite some time now. This is a great replacement to rice if you

 are trying to lose weight. Quinoa is gluten free and high in protein, iron, magnesium and calcium.

It increases metabolism and reduces food craving. How about we add  quinoa instead of rice  for our

 traditional fried rice? 

Quinoa fried rice is a very simple and healthy dish that anyone can make it. It takes just 20-25

 minutes cooking time  if all the ingredients are ready. It need all basic ingredients which are easily

 available in anyone's kitchen. This is a great dish for lunch boxes or for dinners. Lets get started....

This recipe goes to week 2 Day 2 of Blogging Marathon 132 under the theme " Fast dinners ready in

 30 minutes".




Ingredients:


Quinoa 2 cups

Eggs 2,  Whisked 

Carrots chopped 1/4 cup

Green peas ( frozen ) 1/4 cup

Onion chopped 1/2 cup

Chopped garlic 1/2 tsp

Chopped green onion

Salt to taste

Black pepper as per taste

Soy sauce 2 tbsp

Chili sauce 1 tbsp ( optional )

Oil 1 tbsp

Butter 1 tbsp





Preparation:


Wash and cook quinoa with 4 cups water.

Cook on medium high flame  until all the water evaporates.

Now turn the flame to medium low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking lets cook our veggies.

Heat a non stick pan add butter, once the butter melts add eggs and scramble them.

Transfer the scrambled eggs to another bowl.

Now add oil, when it is hot add garlic and onion.

Saute for a minute and add chopped carrots, frozen green peas, salt and pepper. 

Cook until the veggies become soft.

Now add cooked quinoa, soy sauce and chili sauce.

Toss it well, add scrambled eggs, chopped green onion  and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot.




Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 132.




7 comments:

Anusha said...

This is a fabulous protein-rich recipe. It is perfect for people who are looking for low carb recipes.

Srivalli said...

Wow this pot surely looks excellent and super quick as well!..

Radha said...

Yummy meal! Quinoa is loved in our home and this fried rice looks and sounds fabulous!

Sharmila kingsly said...

Quinoa fried rice looks amazing !! I'm going to try this out !!

Srividhya said...

A healthy and a balanced fried rice with quinoa.... As you said it's perfect for lunch or dinner.

MySpicyKitchen said...

A healthy meal and looks inviting with all those colorful veggies.

Harini R said...

Looks perfectly made. A nutritious meal for sure.