Quick & Easy Meals to Prepare (Healthy Fried Quinoa (Chinese Style))

Thu, 09 Aug 2018

If you are like me and have bought a pack of quinoa just because you have heard so many good things about it, you will be glad to know that I have a recipe for you that would make you wanting to buy more, simply because it is easy to cook and delicious to boot!

This healthy recipe was first shared with me by Sam from Nature’s Superfoods, which I had just tried cooking it. To my surprise, my kids and I totally enjoyed it and had polished off my entire potful of the healthy fried quinoa. They said it tasted like grandma’s delicious fried rice and even wanted seconds!


Once you have mastered making them, you can even be more adventurous to add in your own favourite ingredients like a fillet of baked barramundi or poached chicken breast meat (shredded).

Nature’s Superfoods Organic Quinoa is available on Fitlion.com in White ($9.50) and Tricolour ($9.90).


Healthy Fried Quinoa (Chinese-Style)

Ingredients : (Serves 4 – 5)

2 cups White Quinoa or Tricolor Quinoa, cooked

1-2 tablespoons Culinary Virgin Coconut Oil

1 yellow or red onion, chopped

2 clove garlic, minced

2-inch piece of ginger, minced or grated

2 eggs

1 bag (about 2-3 cups) frozen veggies (a blend of peas, carrots, and corn)

1 red bell pepper, sliced

3 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce

2 teaspoon sesame oil

Fresh cilantro and rocket leaves, for topping (optional)


Directions:

  1. Cook White or Tri-color Quinoa. Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup uncooked quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for 5 minutes; fluff quinoa with a fork.
  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons culinary virgin coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the frozen veggies and cook until heated through.
  3. Add in cooked quinoa then add in tamari (or soy sauce) and sesame oil.
  4. Cook and stir until evenly coated, about 2 minutes. Add in sliced red bell peppers and stir.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa mixture. Pour eggs into the well; cook and stir until eggs are scrambled and cooked through, about 2 - 3 mins. Divide the dish into 4 or 5 servings and garnish with cilantro or rocket leaves, if using.

Credit: Nature’s Superfoods

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