So a month ago I promised you a better version of fried rice. After checking in on my pal Lacey and our clean eating challenge I saw that she had essentially made the quinoa fried "rice" I have been meaning to make! Since it is so easy, healthy, and fit in our clean eating challenge, I guess there is not better time than the present.
Vegetable Fried Quinoa
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup broccoli, broken into small florets
1 cup assorted bell peppers, diced
1 cup mushrooms, diced
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
In a medium pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot add carrots, onions, celery and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until carrots begin to soften.
Add broccoli, bell peppers, and mushrooms and one tablespoon of soy sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Push vegetables to one side and add quinoa, remaining soy sauce and sesame oil. Quickly stir, mixing in vegetables about a minute, then add chopped cilantro, stir and serve!
Super easy and really, really delicious. Especially if you are craving chinese food, but don't want to go into a sodium coma.