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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 315kcal
Author Gary White


  • 1 large carrot diced
  • ½ 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


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


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2865IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3.3mg