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Quinoa Fried Rice

Fried rice is a mainstay in our house. I find myself making it almost weekly with leftover brown rice and cauliflower rice, throwing in whatever veggies I have around and adjusting the spices to match the meal. This week I decided to whip up a batch using leftover rainbow quinoa and loved the result. The quinoa adds a great nuttiness to the dish and holds up well with the spices. It also makes delicious leftovers. My perfect favorite is wrapping it up with lots of veggies in a low carb wrap or tossing it into a big salad. You can also add chicken, shrimp, pork, or beef to make a complete meal.

Quinoa Fried Rice
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Information: 178 calories, 5.4g of fat, 24.4g of carbohydrates, 4.8g of fiber, 8.3g of protein, 4g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *


  • 2 cups cooked, quinoa (any kind)
  • 2 tsp vegetable or safflower oil, divided
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 3/4 cup of shelled edamame
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Heat your pan over medium high heat. Whisk together the egg and egg white and season with salt and pepper. Add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to the pan. Add the eggs and cook until just scrambled. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining vegetable oil and sesame oil to the hot pan. Add the scallions, cabbage, carrot, edamame, garlic, ginger, and any other veggies you like. Cook for 1-2 minutes until they just begin to soften.
  3. Add the quinoa and cook for 2-4 more minutes, stirring constantly, until the quinoa begins to crisp up.
  4. Add the soy sauce and egg. Stir together and cook for 1 more minute. For spicy fried quinoa, add 1-2 tbsp. Asian hot sauce as well.
  5. * PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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1 Response to Quinoa Fried Rice

  1. Kettle Folks on April 10, 2014

    Hi Kristen,
    Great recipe and thanks for the detailed steps.


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