Healthy Fried Quinoa Chinese Style

Ingredients

2 cups White/ Tricolor Quinoa
2-3 cups frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, corn etc.)
1-2 Tbsp Culinary Virgin Coconut Oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow or red onion, chopped
3 Tbsp low sodium tamari/ soy sauce
2 clove garlic, minced or grated
2 Tsp sesame oil
2 eggs

Toppings

Fresh cilantro and rocket leaves

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Preparation Method

  1. Cook quinoa- bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup uncooked quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins or until water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove saucepan from eat and let cool for 5 mins. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons culinary virgin coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 3-4 mins. Add the frozen vegetables and cook until heated through.
  3. Add in cooked quinoa then add in tamari/ soy sauce and sesame oil.
  4. Cook and stir until evenly coated, about 2 mins. Add in sliced red bell peppers and stir.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa mixture. Pour eggs into the well;cook and stir until eggs are scrambled and cooked through, about 2-3 mins. Divide the dish into 4 or 5 servings and garnish with cilantro/ rocket leaves if using.

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