Better than eating fried rice

If you’re looking for a recipe that’s better than eating fried rice, you can try making a healthier alternative using nutritious ingredients. Here’s a recipe for a delicious and flavorful quinoa stir-fry that you might enjoy:


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water. In a saucepan, bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly translucent.
  3. Add the bell pepper, carrot, broccoli, and snap peas to the skillet. Stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Pour the sauce over the vegetables in the skillet and stir well to coat evenly.
  2. Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet and mix everything together until well combined. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
  4. Serve the quinoa stir-fry as a delicious and nutritious alternative to fried rice.

This recipe provides a healthy twist by using quinoa, a protein-rich grain, instead of rice. It’s packed with colorful vegetables, and the sauce adds a delightful umami flavor. Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious meal!

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