Shrimp Fried Quinoa

If you love ordering Chinese food as much as I do, you probably love how inexpensive it can be. What you might be unaware of is how unhealthy it actually is. Chinese food is high in sodium and fat and can often be detrimental to your health.

What I wanted to do is create a recipe where the sodium can be controlled and some protein and fiber can be added just by the simple substitute of quinoa.

You might be afraid of making quinoa just like I was at one point, but cooking it is similar to cooking rice and is equally as easy. (I like to cook mine in low sodium chicken broth to add some extra flavor.)


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I hope you try out this recipe and discover a new grain and a new way of making unhealthy food just a little bit healthier.

Shrimp Fried Quinoa

Shrimp Fried Quinoa
Shrimp Fried Quinoa
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Shrimp Fried Quinoa
Shrimp Fried Quinoa
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add in shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook until pink and translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add more oil if needed and sauté onion and garlic. When it becomes translucent, add in peas and carrots and cook until thawed.
  3. Add in quinoa, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sriracha. Stir until everything is combined, then add scallions.
  4. Once everything is combined, move quinoa to the side and add in eggs. Cook until firm, stirring occasionally, and mix together with the quinoa.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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