Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quinoa Veggie Fried "Rice"

I promised I would try one of the recipes from last week's post, and I did! This week I cooked the Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice and it was so so so good and filling. I couldn't even finish half the bowl I served myself (even though it was a heaping pile of quinoa). Check out the pictures:

 Veggie Heaven.
 We mixed everything together in a large Wok.


The recipe tasted just like veggie fried rice except with more vegetables. Good thing that's my favorite part! This quinoa fried "rice" is a lot healthier for you, too. For those of you who have never heard of quinoa, it is a grain-like crop that's actually a seed close to the beetroot, spinach and tumbleweed families. Quinoa is known to be a superfood with a high protein content, unlike some other rices (Source: Quinoa). This is the main ingredient that makes this type of fried "rice" so much better for you, plus it still tastes like a rice grain except with a slightly softer texture.

This recipe is from the blog Damn Delicious. The instructions for the recipe are easy to follow. Although it calls for a lot of prep work, it's definitely worth it and makes a large amount (we still have leftovers in the fridge). Here's what you'll need:
Olive oil
2 Eggs
2 Cloves of garlic
1 Small onion
8 oz. Mushrooms (I don't like mushrooms, so we took these out)
1 Head of broccoli
1 Zucchini
1/2 Cup frozen corn
1/2 Cup frozen peas
2 Carrots, peeled and grated
3 Cups of cooked quinoa
1 Tbs. ginger
3 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Green onions sliced
Sriracha sauce (by far the spiciest sauce ever)

Now follow the directions on Damn Delicious from here!

What do you think of this healthier fried "rice" recipe? Will you try it at home?
-AG

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