Fried quinoa

Fried quinoa

Superfoods Superfast

Honestly, my kids love fried rice and – actually – so do I. However, I think most of us know that the MSG (monosodium glutamate) that is found in most fried rice isn’t so good for us! So, no, this recipe has no MSG, and I could easily have made it with brown rice, but there’s something about the high amounts of protein in quinoa that, for me, makes it feel more like a main meal.


Quantity Ingredient
270g uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
400ml vegetable stock
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small onion, finely diced
small broccoli head, cut into florets
1 sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped
1 red pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
3 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
small handful coriander, chopped
2 large handfuls kale, shredded
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 lime, quartered


  1. In a large saucepan over a high heat, combine the quinoa and veggie stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, add the coconut oil, spring onions, ginger, garlic and onion to a large frying pan over a high heat, stirring for 2–3 minutes. Add the broccoli, sweet potato and red pepper and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Once the quinoa is cooked, add it to the vegetable mixture along with the tamari and sesame oil and cook for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the coriander and kale and cook for another minute, until the kale has wilted.
  4. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with the lime wedges on the side.
sugar free
wheat free
dairy free
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