That’s right, a healthy version of vegetable fried rice! It’s quinoa fried rice and you can make it in like 15 minutes. Okay, tell me how much you love me now? I mean, I just solved your weeknight dinner problems! Oh, it means nothing to you? That’s cruel, but you’re welcome anyway. Oh, and you can probably meal prep this, it keeps in the fridge for a few days. Whenever you don’t actually eat the 2-3 servings in one sitting, which has never happened in my lifetime.
They really need to put a warning sign everywhere:
“Heads up, once you become a mom, you’ll be cooking all day, but none of it will be for you. And you won’t need it, because you will also have no time to eat. Or pee.”
Okay, maybe they can paraphrase it.
I used to roll my eyes at my coworkers whenever they were talking about their children and how much work it is to take care of them. Yeah, you’re a sloth and you’re making excuses because you’re sleeping at your desk.
So karma. Now I don’t have time to eat, I don’t have time to cook for myself, I obviously have time to make excuses and to complain, but hey, I’m a natural.
So this quinoa fried rice is something I make when it’s 9pm and I notice that I haven’t eaten a real meal yet. It’s one of my go-to super quick and easy dinners that I can just devour. And every time, without a fail, I know – it’s gonna be good.
All you need to do to make this healthier version of fried rice is grab some vegetables, whatever you have in that fridge of yours, chop them well, and fry them in a pan with some quinoa, soy or tamari sauce, eggs. And then eat.
Not saying that you should look for happiness in food, but this meal will make your day a lot better. When you come home from a shitty day at work, play some music, whip this up, eat it, drink some wine. And you’ve officially made this day a little better now.
This vegetable fried quinoa is comforting, delicious, kinda healthy and you’ll want to eat it every day. The recipe is super easy and it only takes 15 minutes. So if you also have no time to eat or cook, or pee – make this. You’ll be proud of yourself.
- 1 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
- 3 eggs
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1/3 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup cauliflower or broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- In a medium-large non-stick pan, scramble the eggs in olive oil.
- Once ready, add in the garlic clove and mix together, then add the cauliflower and peas, cook for 2 minutes, scrambling.
- Add the quinoa and the rest of the ingredients, stir from time to time for 5 minutes.
- Add more soy sauce or sesame oil if needed.
- Turn the heat off and serve.
- Enjoy your quick dinner!
Optionally you can add some chicken, if you do, make sure it's when you add the garlic, let it cook for 2-3 minutes and then add cauliflower/ broccoli and follow the steps as described.
If you would like to meal prep this recipe you would need to double the ingredients.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 707mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g
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