Quinoa Fried Rice

Last night my husband made Fried Rice, which is one of my all time favorites. With my new low fodmap diet…I can’t have rice. Well, I should try to restrict it anyway. So it got me thinking, “there has to be a way to make fried rice that would be good for you”. Wel…There is. My immediate thought was to swap the rice with quinoa and to use Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce (something I learned while doing the ultimate reset). I looked up a bunch of different recipes online and adapted a few to make up one of my own. So here it is. This is Gluten Free too. Hope you like it!


Quinoa Fried Rice


What you need:
2 tablespoons coconut or grapeseed oil (veggie oil is okay too)
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
4 medium carrots (preferably assorted colors), diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
4 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
Himalayan Salt (its pink)
2 tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos (or Soy Sauce)
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (optional)

What to do:
Combine the quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer on low for 15 minutes, until the quinoa is soft. Uncover and remove from the heat.
While Quinoa is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet. Saute the carrots, shallot, and white scallions over high heat until soft and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Season with salt. Add the garlic, ginger, and green scallions and stir fry until fragrant, another 2 minutes. Fold in the quinoa and stir fry until well-coated in the vegetable mixture and beginning to toast, 3 minutes. Stir in the liquid aminos, sesame oil (& sriracha).

You can push the Quinoa to the side OR cook the eggs in a separate little pan and then add to the quinoa. Toss everything together. Plate and serve immediately.

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