Quinoa "Fried Rice"

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I've been egg hankering like crazy lately.  Breakfast burritos for dinner, a fried egg on a veggie burger, and I always secretly love me some pad thai with a little bit of egg hiding behind the peanutty noodles. Which leads me to fried rice. PUT AN EGG IN IT! I've been spying on quinoa fried rice recipes for the last few months and finally pieced together my very own combination which was light, fluffy and super flavorful. Enjoy!!

 

ingredients

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cooked quinoa (for this I used 2  pre-made packages from Fresh and Easy)

1 1/3 cup of peas & carrots (add any additional veggies you like as well!)

3  green onion shoots (leaving the whites behind, or adding for a stronger flavor)

1 tsp. minced garlic

1/2 tsp. ginger

salt and pepper to liking

1 tbsp. coconut oil

2 tbsp. (and a splash) of soy sauce

3 drops of sesame oil

3 eggs (add more to your eggy liking)

Optional: Add meat, tofu, or veggie patties

 

directions

 

DIRECTIONS

If you dont have the pre-made quinoa, visit the Kitchn for the  lowdown on how to cook a cup's worth of this tasty "grain".  (Quinoa is actually a seed posing as a grain. It's playing all of us. Nerd up on your quinoa facts here.) If you are lazy like me, heat up your pre-cooked quinoa so it's rarin' to go!

Crack your eggs into a bowl, add a splash of soy sauce along with 3 drops of sesame oil and beat it! Give a pan a quick spray with (preferably) coconut oil so the eggs don't stick,   and scramble them up.  Set aside, once cooked.

It's a good time to say if you are adding meat, tofu or veggie patties - prep these now!

On high to medium heat, add coconut oil to a pan and stir-fry your veggies (peas and carrots), ginger, garlic, salt, pepper. Once the veggies are cooked, fold in the quinoa, eggs, green onions and any other additions you like (I included some Morning Star Chicken Patties). Add soy sauce to the dish and mix until everything is happily blended, and warm.

Eat it up, nice and hot!

 

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{Thanks to my hubby who helped me take pics while I cooked!}