Chinese-style Fried Quinoa

This recipe is like Fried Rice but it uses protein-rich quinoa instead of rice.
Prepare the quinoa ahead (or use leftovers), steam carrots, chop onions, mince garlic and ginger in advance and then quickly assemble this dish at the last minutes.

Chinese-style Fried Quinoa   2 to 3 large servings
1 tablespoon+ vegetable oil (canola or olive or could use sesame seed oil)
2 cup of cooked quinoa*
1 small onion, diced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 or 2 medium carrots, finely diced & steamed in microwave
½ cup frozen peas
2 eggs (break into a bowl and mix to combine yolk and white)
1 tablespoon+ soy sauce
  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook onions and
  2. Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and cook the onions; when almost tender, add the garlic and ginger and ginger another 2 minutes or so.
  3. Add the carrots and peas.
  4. Add the cooked cooked quinoa and stir until combined.
  5. Make a well in the center of the skillet, add more oil if needed and the eggs. Cook and stir to scramble eggs.
  6. Add the soy sauce and mix everything together. 

*To cook Quinoa: Rinse 1 cup quinoa, add to 2 cups of water or stock in a pot; stir and add lid. Cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Cool in the fridge.

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