Monday, March 5, 2012

Prepare Today Homemade- Quinoa Fried "Rice"

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I have found a great new way to eat quinoa.  I had some leftover quinoa from dinner the other night and I needed to make fried rice to go with our Lo Mein and remembered I had the quinoa in the fridge.  I substituted it straight across for the rice and it was really good!  It was even better the next day for lunch.  The flavors had really blended and it was delicious.  I don't really follow exact measurements for this recipe, so feel free mix it up.  If I can't mess up a recipe then you will all be fine :)

Quinoa Fried "Rice"
3 eggs scrambled
2 carrots chopped
1/2 white onion, chopped (I used 2 T dehydrated onion)
1/4 C butter
2 garlic cloves
2 C quinoa (or rice) cooked
Soy sauce to taste

Saute the carrot and onion in a skillet with a little oil for a few minutes. Add the quinoa and scrambled eggs and stir gently.  Add the butter and garlic and stir until butter is melted.  Add soy sauce and stir.  If it seems too dry you could add a little broth.  I added about 1/4 C of broth when I added the quinoa.  Once it is all combined and heated through, it is done!

I actually like this better than the black bean and quinoa salad that I made before.  It went really well with the chicken Lo Mein that we had for dinner and even my picky husband said it was good.  For him to say it was good means it really was good :)  Usually I get an "it's ok", so "it's good" was high praise.

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