When the whole quinoa craze started, I wasn't sold. I tried a recipe or two that was pretty meh. When I decided to give this recipe a shot, I was pleasantly surprised. It's light and basic and fills you right up.
Quinoa Fried Ricevia Peas and Crayons adapted by me
1 cup uncooked quinoa
butter or oil for sauteing
1-2 cups fresh or frozen vegetables (I usually use a frozen veggie medley)
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 large eggs
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2-4 tsp soy sauce (or more, per your taste)
cooked ham, chicken or another favorite meat, optional
Cook quinoa according to package directions. You can cook it ahead of time for a super quick meal.
Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Cook the vegetables until thawed (or softened, if using fresh veggies). Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Move veggies to one side of your frying pan and scramble the eggs on the other side of the pan.
Stir in quinoa and meat until heated through. Add soy sauce and garlic powder.
I've made it vegetarian (yum) and with leftover ham (double yum).