Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Fried Quinoa

Quinoa is a healthy wholegrain and you can substitute it for rice in many recipes. Fried Quinoa (rice) is very easy to make, delicious and a great source of nutrition. It is also suitable for the 28 days detox diet that I have written about.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

No. of servings: 3

Spice level: 3 out of 5


  • Cooked Quinoa – 2 cups
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Minced ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetables – 2 cups (red bell pepper, broccoli, snow peas, carrot, green peas and carrot)
  • Green onions or spring onions – 2 to 3
  • Low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos – 1 tbsp
  • Hot sauce or Sriracha sauce – 1 tsp
  • Canola oil – 1 tsp (can use cooking spray)
  • Sesame oil – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

Cook quinoa in vegetable broth or water. Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of broth or water.

Thinly slice or julienne carrots, beans, red peppers, cabbage and green onions. Heat canola oil in a wok over high flame and add all the vegetables. Fry for a few minutes sprinkling a little water and cook until slightly tender.

Add minced garlic and ginger. Spray some oil and saute for a couple of minutes or until veggies are 3/4th cooked.

Add cooked quinoa, stir well and add soy sauce and hot sauce. Give it a stir and add sprinkle salt, pepper and chopped green onions. Stir nicely, remove from heat.


If you like to add egg, scramble and add it to the pan finally and mix well.


  1. very healthy dish, such a twist to normal fried rice…

  2. I’m a huge fried rice fan, and quinoa too, but never thought to fry it!

  3. Nutritious fried quinoa,beautiful bowl.