This quinoa “fried rice” tastes great and is a good way to eat less rice and more nutrient dense quinoa. Quinoa is a great source of protein, fiber, magnesium, manganese, and iron.

My whole family loves it, and it can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Quinoa "fried rice" in a skillet

Gluten-Free Quinoa "Fried Rice"

This quinoa “fried rice” tastes great and is a good way to eat less rice and more nutrient dense quinoa.
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Easy to make, Quick
Servings: 8 portions
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Naomi Petrik

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1 pkg tofu, firm, cubed; see note below for substitution
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 Tbs avocado oil, or oil of choice
  • 2 Tbs gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional

Instructions 

  • Cook quinoa per package instructions. I combine 1 ½ cups of quinoa with 3 cups of water, a few dashes of salt and 1 Tbs of oil. Bring to a boil. Then simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes or until all water is gone.
  • Cube tofu. Fry in a pan with a coating of oil. (I use avocado oil). You can also use the air fryer at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Scramble eggs in a frying pan.
  • Steam carrots and peas.
  • In a large skillet combine all ingredients. You can add salt to taste if desired.

Recipe Notes

Chicken can be substituted for the tofu. But who has time to cook chicken? I don’t on a weeknight. So, I buy a Rotisserie chicken, shred it, and add that to the quinoa.

My Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Quinoa "Fried Rice"
Amount per Serving
Calories
227
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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