Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice

Quinoa is a wonderful substitute in this protein-packed veggie “fried rice”!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, , beaten,
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sriracha, for serving

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over low heat.
  2. Add eggs and fry until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Let cool before dicing into small pieces.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  4. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions become translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add corn, peas, carrots and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add ginger and soy sauce, and gently toss to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in green onions and eggs. Serve immediately,
  8. drizzled with Sriracha, if desired.

Yields 4-6 servings

Recipe from damndelicious.net

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