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Vegetable Quinoa Fried "Rice" - a healthy take on fried rice loaded with fresh vegetables for the protein-conscious vegetarian
Vegetable Quinoa Fried "Rice"
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 3 to 4 people
Author: Julia
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large crown broccoli chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini squash chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 3 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 large eggs beaten
Optional Add-ins:
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.

  2. While quinoa is cooking, saute the vegetables. Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables reach desired done-ness (note: for softer vegetables, lower the heat to medium and cover with a lid to allow them to steam), about 5 minutes. 

  3. Stir in the fresh ginger, and cook another 2 minutes (note: if adding garlic, do so now).

  4. Add the cooked quinoa, coconut aminos, ghee, and sea salt and stir well to combine. Remove from heat.

  5. In a small skillet, scramble the eggs in a small amount of oil or butter. Once cooked, stir the scrambled eggs into the quinoa fried rice (note: if adding green onion, do so now).

  6. Serve with your favorite entree and enjoy).