Keen-Wahhhh!? Quinoa Fried Rice + Tips on Making Perfectly Fluffy Quinoa
1 cup dry quinoa
1.5 cups water
2-4 tsp low sodium soy sauce [add a little to start and add more to taste!]
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced [oh yes, I love my garlic!]
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 cup of fresh or frozen veggies such as peas, carrots, and onion
1-2 large eggs, optional
oil or butter for sauteing [I typically reach for the butter]
salt and pepper, to taste
Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley, dried pepper flakes, or both!
Feeling saucy? Drizzle this dish with a little extra soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or even sriracha! It's amazing with all three!
Cook your quinoa via the method mentioned above.
While its cooking, prep your veggies! I used frozen peas, fresh baby carrots, and fresh onion since it's what I had on hand. Any combo of veggies, frozen or fresh will work.
Saute the carrots and onion in a small frying pan until tender. You'll saute your garlic too but add it towards the very end to prevent burning.
For the peas, I microwave-steamed a small bag and saved the rest for later; however, any cooking method for those delish little peas will work, including tossing them in the skillet with the other veg.
If you're adding eggs to the mix, push the veggies to one side of the hot pan and crack your eggs on the other side and scramble.
If your using a stainless or cast iron pan, you might want to add a teeny bit of butter or oil to the pan before cracking the eggs.
By now the quinoa should be ready. Add a sprinkle of garlic powder, fluff, and toss your quinoa into the pan with the veggies.
Next add your soy sauce.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and pan fry for a few minutes.
Serve hot and garnish with parsley, sweet chili sauce, and extra low-sodium soy sauce =)
Recipe by Peas And Crayons at https://peasandcrayons.com/2012/01/keen-wahhhh-adventures-in-cooking-quinoa-quinoa-fried-rice-recipe.html