In Our Kitchen: Fried Quinoa!

Friday, May 30, 2014
I have Henry's year of feeding therapy to thank for my love of quinoa. Truth be told, when his therapist pronounced what it was, I had no idea that it was what I had seen 100's of time scrolling through Pinterest. My first time looking in the grocery aisle wasn't then completely unsuccessful since I had no idea "keen-wah" was "quinoa". Funny stuff.

Regardless, it's become a staple here since it's great for protein and Henry eats it. Last year at this time, we ran with ANYTHING the kid would it, and thankfully, and finally, it was something uber healthy.

This is probably my favorite way to make it. Please note, we love having leftovers for the next day, so this makes a TON. Like enough for all of us to eat for two dinners and me for 1-2 lunches. If you don't want that much, you may want to half these quantities.

Ingredients::
-4-5 cups of cooked quinoa (follow package instructions)
-1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
-another (approximately) 1/2 bag of your favorite frozen veggie (we used corn this night, but you can use whatever you like).
-1 white onion diced
-5 eggs (or 4 egg whites and 1 egg for an even healthier option)
-1 tablespoon of sesame oil
-approximately 1/4 cup of reduced sodium soy sauce (I recommend starting with 2-3 tablespoons for this big batch and adding more to taste if you'd like)
-salt and pepper

Directions::

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.You'll need 2-2.5 cups of uncooked qunioa to yield the 4-5 cups cooked. (Takes about 30 minutes).
2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop up your onion and scramble up your eggs.
3. Once quinoa is finished, heat sesame oil in the wok.
4. Fry up onions until tender and remove from wok.
5. Cook eggs and break apart as they cook and remove from wok.
6. Through your choice of frozen vegetables in and cook until tender/heated through.
7. Add onions, eggs, and quinoa and mix well.
8. Slowly add soy sauce in to taste and serve!

So really, you can use whatever veggies you want (fresh or frozen for that matter). We use frozen for convenience and to keep it at a quick meal. Once your quinoa is done, this meal is ready in about 10-15 minutes tops.

1 comment:

Mary Larsen said...

I never thought about frying quinoa! Looks yummy - I'll have to try them out

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