Like pineapple fried rice, but with the ancient grain quinoa. Simple to make and bursting with Asian flavors! Always nice with fresh pineapple, but canned or frozen work well, too.

Erin
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse quinoa until water runs clear. Bring the quinoa, chicken broth and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Beat the eggs in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir eggs until scrambled. Remove eggs from the skillet and set aside. Heat peanut oil and chili oil over medium-low heat. Cook and stir garlic for 2 minutes, then stir in green onions to heat through. Stir in pineapple and cilantro, then add the cooked quinoa. Toss with scrambled eggs, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes until thoroughly heated.

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Nutrition Facts

346.5 calories; 13.8 g protein; 39 g carbohydrates; 142.5 mg cholesterol; 1550.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
I love quinoa although I have never made it before. My husband is not very adventurous and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had told him what it was before I set the plate in front of him. I just told him it was "like pineapple fried rice but with a different grain" and he gave it a go. He loved it which says a lot! My kids and I loved it too. It makes a lot or at least I thought but everyone wanted extra helpings so it didn't last long. I will definitely be making this again (and now I'll probably be able to get the hubby to try more quinoa dishes as well.) I made it exact to recipe except I used probably a full cup of canned crushed pineapple -- however much was in a standard size can. Crushed is the perfect size so you get some pineapple in each bite. This was fantastic and very easy and I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2011
Five cloves of garlic is overkill. I would recommend one clove, maybe two if you really like garlic. Also, there is too much extra liquid in the recipe. The texture was too soft right out of the skillet and the leftovers were very mushy, more like oatmeal than quinoa. I'd recommend leaving out the cup of water. Read More
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56 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
I love quinoa although I have never made it before. My husband is not very adventurous and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had told him what it was before I set the plate in front of him. I just told him it was "like pineapple fried rice but with a different grain" and he gave it a go. He loved it which says a lot! My kids and I loved it too. It makes a lot or at least I thought but everyone wanted extra helpings so it didn't last long. I will definitely be making this again (and now I'll probably be able to get the hubby to try more quinoa dishes as well.) I made it exact to recipe except I used probably a full cup of canned crushed pineapple -- however much was in a standard size can. Crushed is the perfect size so you get some pineapple in each bite. This was fantastic and very easy and I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
Very good. I added frozen peas to get more veggies, used yellow onion instead of green, and only 2 eggs. The flavor was excellent! So glad to have a new way to use quinoa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
This was amazing! However i think that 3 cups of liquid would be too much as the normal quinoa ratio is 1:2. So i only used 2c water used sesame oil b/c i didn't have peanut used a yellow onion as that's all I had on hand and didn't have cilantro. Also didn't add pepper flakes as I thought it was spicy enough. My husband and I loved it and will be making this often! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2011
Five cloves of garlic is overkill. I would recommend one clove, maybe two if you really like garlic. Also, there is too much extra liquid in the recipe. The texture was too soft right out of the skillet and the leftovers were very mushy, more like oatmeal than quinoa. I'd recommend leaving out the cup of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
Fabulous! I did decrease the chili oil by 1 Tablespoon to lower the heat and I don't think it needs that much oil anyway. We are meat eaters so to make a heartier meal I also pan fry some chopped Mango Chicken Sausage (from Trader Joe's) to add to the mix. Have made it multiple times to rave reviews - thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
One word - YUM! My boyfriend even loved it which is a huge deal as he's a meat and potatoes guy. I made the quinoa in the rice cooker ahead of time. Then I added chili flakes and oil to a pan and cooked up chicken added the garlic onions and cilantro then added egg. When the egg was cooked I added quinoa to the pan used a couple dashes of soy sauce and a few squirts of Siracha sauce. So good. I've been telling everyone about this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
Very good with a bit of a spicy 'bite" to it! My son-in-law begged for the recipe. Due to what I had on hand I subbed olive oil for peanut oil more broth for the water a small diced white onion for the green onion used canned pineapple tidbits and added 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham to make it a satisfying main dish. Blend of flavors was just right! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
This dish is delicious! I went ahead and gave it a try because it required all of the odd-ball ingredients my bare pantry had to offer tonight -- I was prepared for mediocre but wow am I happy to report that this is fantastic! I had only 2 eggs so I diced up a left-over baked chicken breast and I added a stalk of celery that needed to be eaten. Heeding previous reviews I didn't used as much soy sauce as called for initially but really it needed that 1/4 cup; and I added a TBSP of canola oil because I didn't have enough peanut oil. My boyfriend and I are ready to make this again with pork or shrimp a little ginger red bell pepper...you get the idea. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
This is actually pretty good! I overdid my quinoa and didn't chop my pineapple as much as I should... but it was still great. Could be healthier without the yolk. Easy. Read More
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