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Asian-Style Fried Quinoa

So I had a decent sized bag of unopened quinoa, that I didn’t know what to do with. After thinking about it for a few minutes, for some reason Asian Fried Rice came to my mind. I wasn’t working with rice, so I thought why not try it out with quinoa? So I looked around my fridge and found 2 green bell peppers and half a carton of eggs still left. That’ll work. Let’s get on down to the recipe, shall we?


1 cup of quinoa (uncooked)

2 green bell peppers (sliced)

2 eggs 

soy sauce (Gluten, GMO and sugar free)

olive oil

2-3 garlic cloves (sliced or minced….whatever you prefer)

red pepper flakes

First off, coat your saucepan with olive oil and then throw in the sliced or minced garlic. You can go ahead and add in the red pepper flakes now as well. While that’s heating up, slice your peppers. Add the peppers into the heated saucepan and turn the burner on medium low heat. Cover and let the peppers cook and soften for 5-8 minutes. Now, you can start on preparing the quinoa. Follow the package/box instructions. I made two cups of quinoa, just so that I had extra for later in the week. You’ll only need one cup for this recipe though. Keep an eye on the peppers. Once they are cooked down and sautéed enough, remove them from the pan and place aside in a bowl. You’re going to want to use the same saucepan that you used for the peppers, since you’re going to want all that oil and flavor for your eggs. Just go ahead and crack two eggs and cook them as a normal sunny-side up egg, but just let it cook a little longer, until you notice that the yolk isn’t runny anymore. After your eggs are cooked, go ahead and slice them up some. Then just add in all of the other cooked ingredients back into that same saucepan, (quinoa and peppers). Stir in your desired amount of soy sauce.   

Heat garlic in olive oilIMG_3232

Cut peppersIMG_3231

Sautee peppersIMG_3234

The quinoa and soy sauce that I usedIMG_3233

Cook eggsIMG_3236

I know, I know…..I suck at flipping eggs. IMG_3237

Cut them upIMG_3240

Boil the quinoaIMG_3241

Mix in the rest of the ingredients and add in your soy sauceIMG_3243

Enjoy! I know you’ll love it! It’s so good! IMG_3245

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6 thoughts on “Asian-Style Fried Quinoa

  1. This looks delicious! From the picture, I thought the peppers were snow peas at first;) I bet that would be good, too.

  2. I just recently added Quinoa to our menu so I’ve been looking for recipes. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you’ll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

  3. This looks great!
    I am a huge fan of Quinoa and am always trying to decide what to make with it, so I will definitely be trying this out.
    Thanks for linking to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds’ Loft.
    Your tutorial will be featured tomorrow 🙂
    Look forward to seeing you again this week.
    Marigolds’ Loft

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