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Fried Quinoa

Ditch the fried rice from your Chinese takeout place and make this Fried Quinoa! It’s better for you and can be on the table in 10 minutes! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Fried Quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 320kcal


  • 2 medium carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter, salted
  • 3 large egg
  • 1/2 cup green peas, frozen
  • 4 cup Quinoa, cooked
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 stalk green onion


  • Chop carrots, onions and garlic. Set aside.
  • Place a large pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter.  When melted, add eggs and use a spatula to scramble them.  When cooked, remove from pan.
  • In your same large pan, add 1 tablespoon of butter and turn heat to medium high.  Add chopped carrots, onion, garlic and frozen peas. Occasionally stir and let cook for 4 minutes or until they veggies are soft.
  • Add your final tablespoon of butter to the pan and stir in cooked quinoa, scrambled eggs, and as much soy sauce and oyster as you would like!  (The soy sauce gives salt to the dish and the oyster sauce adds sweetness.) Let cook for 2 minutes.
  • Chop green onions and add to your pan, give it a final stir and it's ready to serve!


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 648mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g