One of my all time favorite things to eat is Chicken Fried Rice. I love to keep it in the fridge for a snack. In an effort to eat more healthy, I decided to give it a try with Quinoa instead of rice. My husband calls me the queen of quinoa because I have been making it for years, long before all the hype started.
Since Quinoa is full of protein and has less calories and carbs than rice, I had to give it a shot. Oh. My. Goodness. I have found a new favorite thing. Vegetarian Chicken Fried Quinoa. You can easily add chicken if you wish. I prefer it without it. Much healthier, this packed with protein side dish could easily be the main dish in my mind. You absolutely must make this. You won't be sorry! Make a double batch and keep it in the fridge for an easy protein snack. It reheats wonderfully! Great for packing a lunch too!
Vegetarian Chicken Fried Quinoa
4 tsp canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped green onion (optional more for garnish)
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 tbsp minced garlic
4 cups cooked quinoa
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup braggs amino acids or gluten free soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste