Quick Quinoa Fried Rice: A quick, nutritious weeknight meal. Easy | Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Vegetarian

Quick Quinoa Fried Rice

An easy, protein packed, weeknight meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 315 kcal


  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. grape seed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce gluten free
  • 3 eggs beaten


  1. Heat wok or large nonstick pan over high heat. Once pan is hot, add grape seed oil and swirl to coat.
  2. Add carrots and cook two minutes, stirring frequently. Then add peas and continue cooking one minute.
  3. Add garlic, stir to incorporate, then immediately add rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Make a well in the center of the wok and add the eggs. Gently scramble until just set, then mix into the quinoa.

  5. Adjust soy sauce to taste and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quick Quinoa Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 482mg 20%
Potassium 422mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 57.3%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.