Quinoa “Fried Rice”

source: skinnytaste.com

 

I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage.  I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well.  When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go.  This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain.  It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta.  Enjoy!

Quinoa “Fried Rice”

As a side dish:
Servings: 5 servings • Serving Size: 1 cup •
Calories: 252.3 • Fat: 6.3 g • Carbs: 39 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Protein: 11.7

As a main dish:
Servings: 4 servings • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 315.4 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carbs: 48.7 g • Fiber: 7.0 g • Protein: 14.6

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  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red peppers, diced small
  • 1 tomato, diced small
  • 4 tsp low sodium soy sauce (for gluten free use gf tamari)
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • spray oil
  • 3 egg whites, scrambled
  • 1 whole egg, scrambled
  • salt

In a nonstick wok or pan, spray oil and add the eggs and salt and cook a minute or two until done. Set aside.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the scallions, peppers and garlic. Sauteabout a minute, add the tomato and stir in all the quinoa. Add soy sauce and fish sauce stir to mix all the ingredients. Keep stirring a few minutes, then add cooked scrambled egg. Adjust soy sauce if needed to taste and mix well another 30 seconds. Serve with 0 point sliced cucumbers for a complete meal.

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3 thoughts on “Quinoa “Fried Rice”

  1. Great…Quinoa have much good benefits and nutritional, and everyone wishing to achieve weight loss should consider including it into program diet that their doing. There are many foods and strategies of weight loss on the market right now, so it can be difficult to how to know where to turn and what to try.

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