“Fried” Quinoa and Veggies With a Kick!!

Mmmmm.  Jay and I concocted this one together, it started one night when groceries were low and we were starving…and this beauty was birthed 🙂   What better to take away the hungries than some warm protein-packed quinoa, with some veggies added for even more health!!!  🙂  We kept it simple that night, and I liked it so much that I tried making it again not too long after!!

So here’s what you need:

  • 1 C Quinoa, uncooked (or more i fyou wanna stretch it out)
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, diced (I used red, I think any kind will work)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Large Carrot, diced
  • 1 1/2 C Broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Small Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Hot Sauce, or more if you’re brave 🙂 (I used Sriracha)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

And here’s how you do it 🙂

  1. Cook quinoa according to the directions on the box.  
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp butter in a nice big pot, or a wok would work well too I’m sure 🙂
  3. Saute your onions until starting to get translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, and cook about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the rest of your veggies, stir and cook until they are softened.  Mine took about 10 minutes.
  6. Add your cooked quinoa and stir in, getting a little bit of a fry on the quinoa.
  7. Crack your three eggs into a bowl, add the hot sauce, and whisk.
  8. Scramble your eggs in a pan, busting them up into little bits.
  9. Add eggs to quinoa mixture, stir up, season to taste…serve up and enjoy!!!

Fried Quinoa 1Saute your veggies in the butter…

Fried Quinoa 3Add your quinoa…doesn’t that look fantastic?!?!

Fried Quinoa 2Scramble your eggs and hot sauce…

Fried Quinoa 4Stir it up, and enjoy!!!  It’s so pretty!! And it was so tasty, I had half for lunch then took the rest for dinner on the go, since it was a dance class night!!!  It was even good COLD!  Now that’s pretty crazy!!! 😉