Quinoa Fried Rice

INGREDIENTS:

1 CUP QUINOA

2 CUPS WATER OR LOW-SODIUM CHICKEN STOCK

¼ SMALL ONION, CHOPPED

2 CARROTS, PEELED AND CHOPPED (ABOUT ¾ CUP)

3 SCALLIONS, CHOPPED AND DIVIDED

3 GARLIC CLOVES, MINCED

½ TEASPOON FRESH GINGER, MINCED

1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL

2½ TABLESPOONS SOY SAUCE

1½ TABLESPOONS TERIYAKI SAUCE

¾ TEASPOON SCALLIONS

2 EGGS, LIGHTLY SCRAMBLED (STILL RAW)

½ CUP FROZEN PEAS, THAWED

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1:

Rinse quinoa a few times in cold water. Bring quinoa & water or chicken stock to a boil in med. Saucepan and reduce to simmer, season with salt.

STEP 2:

Simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Transfer to plate and place in fridge to chill.

STEP 3:

Mix soy sauce and sesame oil in small bowl. Set aside.

STEP 4:

Heat ½ tbsp. olive oil in large saute pan over high heat. Add onion & carrot, cook about 2 minutes.

STEP 5:

Add 2 scallions, garlic & ginger. Cook another 2 minutes. Add in the rest of the olive oil and quinoa. Stir-fry about 2 min.

STEP 6:

Add sauce and stir-fry until mixed.

STEP 7:

Make a well in the center, pour eggs & scramble.

STEP 8:

Throw in peas, toss everything together until peas are warmed. Add remaining scallions and serve.

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