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QUINOA FRIED RICE – A HEALTHY DINNER IN 30 MINS

quinoa fried rice

Quinoa fried rice is a quick and healthy dinner with eggs and mixed vegetables. Quinoa fried rice is an easy and simple recipe for dinner in 30 minutes.

How to cook quinoa?

Quinoa is a healthy and gluten-free seeds that are an excellent source of protein, fiber, iron, and minerals. Quinoa is a good alternative for starchy grains like rice and wheat. You can easily replace the white rice with quinoa if you cook it in a right way. Quinoa is coated with saponin, a natural bitter coating found on the quinoa seeds. So rinse the quinoa several times in water to get rid of the bitter coating. If you do not rinse the quinoa thoroughly, then the dishes made with quinoa also tastes bitter. Also, use a fine mesh strainer to rinse the quinoa to keep the tiny seeds from falling out. You can cook quinoa same like cooking the white rice by adding 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa.

In a saucepan boil 2 cups of water with a half tsp of salt. When the water starts boiling, add a cup of quinoa and cover and cook until the quinoa gets cooked and all the water absorbed by the quinoa completely.

Smart Cooking Tips:

1. Rinse quinoa in water several times to take away the bitter coating (saponin) from quinoa. Use a fine mesh strainer to keep quinoa from falling out while rinsing.

2. You can also add the vegetables like cabbage, capsicum in the quinoa fried rice.

3. Avoid cooking the vegetables till it becomes soft, the veggies taste good in quinoa fried rice if it is slightly crunchy.

4. Avoid adding more amount of salt when cooking quinoa because soy sauce by itself tastes salty. So check for the taste after adding soy sauce and add salt accordingly.

A healthy dinner recipe with quinoa:

Quinoa is a protein-packed seed with a high nutritional profile. Also, a smaller portion of quinoa makes us feel fuller for a long time. So it is an excellent option for the weight watchers. Quinoa fried rice is loaded with goodness like mixed vegetables and eggs. Quinoa fried rice is not only a healthy dinner recipe but also easy to make in few minutes. Because quinoa takes only 10 to 15 minutes to get cooked, so quinoa fried rice is a quick recipe to make in 30 minutes. Check out the other healthy recipe using quinoa, quinoa idli.

How to serve quinoa fried rice?

Serve quinoa fried rice warm with Chicken Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian.

QUINOA FRIED RICE - A HEALTHY DINNER IN 30 MINUTES
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quinoa fried rice is a quick and healthy dinner with eggs and mixed vegetables. Quinoa fried rice is an easy and simple recipe for dinner in 30 minutes.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Antonet Roajer
Ingredients
  • 0.50 cup QUINOA
  • 1 cup WATER
  • 0.50 tsp SALT TABLE
  • 0.50 cup CARROTS RAW
  • 0.50 cup PEAS GREEN RAW
  • 0.50 cup GREEN BEANS
  • 2 no EGG WHL RAW FRSH
  • 1 tbsp SOY SAUCE
  • 0.25 tsp PEPPER BLACK
  • 0.50 tsp GARLIC RAW
  • 1 tbsp OIL
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa in water several times to take away the bitter coating (saponin) from quinoa. Use a fine mesh strainer to keep quinoa from falling out while rinsing. If you are not rinsing the quinoa thoroughly then the fried rice will end up in a bitter taste.

  2. In a small pan add a cup of water with a pinch of salt and bring it to a boil. Add quinoa to the boiling water, cover and cook until the quinoa gets cooked and the water gets absorbed by the quinoa completely. Spread quinoa on a wide plate and allow it to cool.

  3. In a separate pan heat a tbsp of oil, add chopped garlic and cook until the garlic color changes into golden brown.

  4. Add chopped carrot, green beans, green peas and cook until the veggies get cooked (the veggies should be little crunchy).

  5. Push the veggies to the one side of a pan and make a space for cooking the eggs.

  6. Add eggs, salt, pepper powder and make the scrambled eggs. Now mix the scrambled eggs with cooked vegetables in the corner of a pan, add cooked quinoa, soy sauce and mix well. Check for the taste and season the quinoa fried rice with salt and pepper and serve warm.

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