The Best Quinoa Fried Rice

The Best Quinoa Fried Rice

The Best Quinoa Fried Rice is the perfect dish when you are craving fried rice but want something healthy. This has all the flavors of fried rice from the soy sauce, ginger, scallions, eggs, and sesame oil. This makes a healthy side dish, and you can also add some protein such as shrimp, chicken, beef, or just serve it with this Asian glazed salmon.

Quinoa Fried “Rice”

The Best Quinoa Fried Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword quinoa fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 327 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Sriracha for serving


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.
  3. Add an additional 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté onions, carrots, ginger, and peas season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft.
  4. Increase heat to high, add in cooked quinoa, and soy sauce. Cook, stirring constantly until heated through, about 2 minutes. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine.
  5. Add the sesame oil, and scallions, and stir to combine, and remove from heat.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Fried “Rice”
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 832mg 35%
Potassium 501mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 138.7%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 17.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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