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Curried Quinoa Fried Rice
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Quinoa is seasoned with curry powder and stir fried with veggies and chickpeas in this Indian twist on quinoa fried rice.
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets about ½ large crown
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Indian curry powder
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions chopped
  1. Place quinoa and broth in small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover, lower heat and allow to cook at a low simmer until all liquid is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, 5 minutes more.
  2. Coat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and place over high heat. Add garlic, ginger, cauliflower and bell pepper. Stir fry for 3 minutes. Add another tablespoon of oil, cooked quinoa, soy sauce or tamari and curry powder. Stir fry until quinoa begins to crisp in spots, about 3 minutes. Add chickpeas and continue to stir-fry another minute, just until heated throughout.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in scallions and cilantro. Divide among plates or bowls and serve.