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Quinoa Fried Rice: 30-Minute Vegetarian Dinner

Quinoa fried rice is a simple weekday dinner with a little twist. Quinoa is a great source of protein & perfect for the kids' lunch the next day. Packed with veggies and a delicious, it's ready to put together.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: north american, vegetarian
Keyword: caramelized onions, carrots, easy, eggs, fried rice, quinoa, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Mélanie


  • 2 eggs medium size, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots cubed
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 cup green peas frozen
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  • In a hot pan, cook the eggs, scrambled. Set aside.
  • In the hot pan, pour the olive oil, the carrots, onions and garlic. Cook for 7-10 minutes on medium heat until the carrots are soft and onions golden.
  • Add the peas and scallions. Stir together. Cook until the peas have soften. (3-4 minutes)
  • Add in the quinoa and mix. Cook one minute.
  • Add the scrambled eggs.
  • In a small ramekin, mix together the sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar. Add to the pan. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • It's ready to serve! Enjoy!




Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3707IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg