Quinoa Fried ' Rice '

         I guess the sleepy fairy has touched me again ,i went into a small sleep mode for a couple of days and i'm trying to be back with the same amount of energy i had a few days ago or even a bit extra.I have been trying to post this recipe since long, well not so much LONGGG but just Long!!Hubby have already fallen into the track of having Quinoa for a proper lunch, but its been only a few weeks that i have at least started trying out Quinoa for a meal.

I mostly pack lunch for him , so he insists on having Quinoa mostly , and i try being creative making changes and the end result would be Quinoa Pulao with variations.
This time even i wanted to try Quinoa for lunch but surely not in a Pulao way, so i opted and went ahead with the " Fried Rice Style ".It came out so good , and the taste was great, even my picky little eater was happy to taste some spoons of " Quinoa Fried Rice ".

My hubby dear is very keen on making me remind the Health benefits of Quinoa, so i try my best to include it to our meals at times. Earlier i have posted a Quinoa - Mushroom Cutlet . Now adays i include it in our diet my making a Mutli - Grain Dosa Batter , will share the recipe soon.

Quinoa Fried ' Rice '


1 cup Quinoa

1/2 Carrot ( chopped )
4 -5 Green Beans ( chopped )
1/2 Celery stalk ( chopped )
1/4 cup frozen Green Peas
3 tbsp chopped Onion
1 tsp Ginger - Garlic paste OR 1 inch Ginger piece ( chopped ) +3 cloves Garlic ( chopped )
2 Eggs ( well beaten adding salt to taste )

2 tsp Soya Sauce ( adjust to taste )
1/2 tsp Sriracha Sauce or any Chili sauce ( adjust to taste )
1/2 tsp Pepper


Cook Quinoa following the package instructions OR
Thoroughly wash Quinoa with water and drain. Measure 1 1/2 cups of water + 1/4 tsp Salt in a saucepan and add in the cleaned Quinoa and stir it. Cook on high until it bubbles up and foams for about 3 mins or so.
Lower the heat to medium to low and cook covered , until all the water absorbed and Quinoa cooked. Do not stir it with a spoon , just fluff it up with a fork and let to cool completely.

Heat oil in a Kadai , and scramble the eggs and set aside.
In the same Kadai, heat oil and add in Ginger- Garlic paste OR chopped Ginger and Garlic and saute for a min. Add in Onions and saute + Carrots + Green Beans + Celery; saute for 2 -3 mins.
Now add the cooked and cooled Quinoa + the sauces + pepper and mix thoroughly.
Check for salt and add in chopped spring onions + scrambled eggs and mix well.
Serve hot.


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