Vegetable Fried Quinoa & Brown Rice

Vegetable Fried Quinoa & Brown Rice


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I love the "fried rice" side dish commonly served at our local take out restaurant, but I didn't love the calories and the unhealthy aspects of it. I decided to create my own version using as a base the Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice that is a family favorite at my house. It's a very tasty, convenient, and healthy way to enjoy brown rice. But this recipe would also work with any kind of brown rice you wish to prepare.

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The first step is to oil up my cast iron skillet with a small amount of toasted sesame oil. I happen to like the extra flavor imparted by the sesame oil, but of course, you can use regular extra virgin olive oil, or a similar type. For some extra liquid and flavor, I also add in 1/2 cup of Ramen broth.

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For the vegetables, I loaded up with chopped onion, broccoli, celery, and carrots. I used my Ninja blender for fast and easy chopping. I didn't add garlic because the brown rice and quinoa mix that I use already contains garlic. If I was using plain brown rice, I would add fresh garlic to this as well.

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I let the veggies simmer in the broth until tender crisp and most of the liquid is absorbed. The rice mixture is added in next and only needs a couple of minutes to cook. At the very end I scramble in two eggs and stir to completely combine everything. The eggs give it a very creamy texture.

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This makes a very large portion and it makes great leftovers for the next day as well. I added cooked chicken breast the next day and had a mixed bowl for lunch.

For this meal, I used it as a side dish along with Swedish Turkey Meatballs and Peas with Avocado (another much loved side dish thanks to @jaynie!).

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Let me know if you try this and your family loves it as much as mine!

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