Do you love fried rice, but don’t love the calories? Try this veggie fried quinoa instead. The quinoa replaces the rice – as well as the calories, but it doesn’t remove any of the flavor. I like this version so much more than traditional fried rice. Why? Because this one is only 3 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup!
There are so many veggies in this recipe that you will feel healthier just by looking at this meal. Just kidding. But there are SO many veggies in this, which was what I was hoping for.
When you are craving Chinese food, this is a great alternative to your traditional fried rice recipes. And I personally think this tastes so much better than take-out.
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
Did you know that you can make Chinese food yourself, and make it taste better? Don’t believe me? Try this recipe for proof.
If you make your own Chinese food, you will actually make it so much healthier than you get with take-out – and isn’t that what we are all about here?
I love making this Vietnamese fried rice recipe too…it’s also delicious and has such unique flavors.
Don’t think that you can’t cook delicious foods, because you totally can!
If you are interested in additional vegetarian meals, you should try this white bean and collard greens soup or this spicy black bean burger recipe.
What is your favorite vegetarian dish?
Veggie Fried Quinoa
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup mushrooms chopped
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 1 cup carrots shredded
- 1/2 green pepper chopped
- 1/2 red pepper chopped
- 2 cups broccoli florets chopped
- 1 small zucchini chopped
- 1 small yellow squash chopped
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- salt and pepper
- In a small skillet, cook the egg. Set aside once it is completely cooked through.
- In a large wok-style skillet, heat the olive oil.
- Once heated, add in the onion, garlic, peppers, and carrots. Cook until they are tender.
- Add in the mushrooms, zucchini and squash and cook until tender.
- Then add in the broccoli and cook until tender, about 7 minutes
- Add the soy sauce and the egg you cooked earlier.
- Cover and cook until the egg is heated through and everything is mixed together.
You are right. I just updated the post and the recipe card. I’m sorry about the confusion.
I got 3 sp when i put it in the recipe builder
Thank you Rachel! I’d love to hear if you try this and see what your boyfriend thinks. I wonder if he would notice that it’s quinoa. 🙂
Great idea! My boyfriend loves fried rice but it never feels too healthy. I’m sure I could get him on board with this!
Thank you Mary. That is so sweet. And thank you so much for adding this to your weekly menu. I can’t wait to hear how it turned out for you!
Dang girl, this looks so so good! I’m definitely adding this to the weekly menu next week. Thanks for sharing at DDT!
I love it too! You really never know what you might find. And every place is different, which is so appealing to me.
Aren’t they? They are the best and something I will strive for from now on. Antiquing is SO MUCH FUN! You should totally try it.
Antiquing is so fun…you never know what you will find. I love it!
Weekends with no set schedule are the best- I wish we had one at least once a month. Antiquing sounds like so much fun!
Thanks Alanna. This was so good and husband approved. I loved how quick it was to make (besides chopping the veggies). So good.
I have too! I love quinoa and have been trying to figure out how to do that. It’s so good – and delicious.
This looks delicious! Pinned for later.
I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate more quinoa into my diet and this sounds delish! Pinning!