Great side dish and substitute for fried rice.

chris

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
8 hrs 5 mins
total:
8 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Quinoa:
Sauce:
Fried Quinoa:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let sit for 5 minutes; fluff quinoa with a fork. Refrigerate until cool, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Mix soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and sesame oil together in a bowl until sauce is evenly mixed.

  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat; saute carrots and onion for 2 minutes. Add 2 scallions, garlic, and ginger; saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and quinoa; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir sauce into quinoa mixture; cook and stir until evenly coated, about 2 minutes.

  • Make well in the center of the quinoa mixture. Pour eggs into the well; cook and stir until eggs are scrambled and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining scallion.

Cook's Note:

Low-sodium chicken broth can be substituted for water.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 25.5g 8% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 607.4mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2015
Very good!! We love quinoa and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. This one was a hit even with my 8 and 10 yr. old daughters. I didn't cool it down overnight like the recipe instructs I just stuck it the freezer for 15 minutes and then I proceeded with the recipe. My only changes were to add more veggies like some sliced zuchinni mushrooms celery. I stir fried the veggies for a few min. as we like them a little crunchy. We paired this with Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe found on this site also super good and healthy dinner:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2016
it was ok- we eat a lot of quinoa but this recipe just didn't seem to win us over. I think maybe we just prefer it with brown rice. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2015
Very good!! We love quinoa and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. This one was a hit even with my 8 and 10 yr. old daughters. I didn't cool it down overnight like the recipe instructs I just stuck it the freezer for 15 minutes and then I proceeded with the recipe. My only changes were to add more veggies like some sliced zuchinni mushrooms celery. I stir fried the veggies for a few min. as we like them a little crunchy. We paired this with Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe found on this site also super good and healthy dinner:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
Delicious! Great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2015
Awesome as is! I doubled the ginger (because I cut up too much) and the peas (I like them). It is perfect. I like it better than fried rice! I served it with beef and broccoli from this site. The next time I will just add meat and extra veggies and mushrooms right to this recipe. With the extra veggies I plan to double the sauce. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
This was awesome. We absolutely loved it. I didn't have teriyaki so I whipped up a little version myself. I had a quinoa blend from Costco that I used. I goofed up here and there. Too much onion. The pan got too hot when I added the egg but this allows lots of flexibility and room for error. My husband said it tasted like it has meat which is a good thing for him. I'm afraid I found something that he wants me to make again. Also we served it with some bok coy and cabbage. That's it! I would be eating more now but I promised I'd let him take some to work tomorrow.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2014
Just made this tonight and it was delicious! No modifications necessary. We will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2014
We added mushrooms to it too. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2016
it was ok- we eat a lot of quinoa but this recipe just didn't seem to win us over. I think maybe we just prefer it with brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
This was good. I made it with rice because I wanted rice but will make it with quinoa next time. We felt it has the best flavor for fried rice. I doubled the sauce amount and it turned out to be a little too much. I will probably add half the amount of sauce next time as I like having extra sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I halved this recipe and it made 2 "entree sized" servings for myself. This was delicious. Usually I don't care for the taste of quinoa but the sauce in this masked it very nicely. Will be making this again and again! Read More