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Easy and Filling Shrimp Quinoa ‘Fried Rice’ Recipe

You’ll love this delicious quinoa fried rice recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!

Shrimp Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

With the holidays coming up, there’s going to be plenty of indulging. Therefore I’m trying to incorporate as many healthy recipes into the good ol’ diet as possible! That’s where this quinoa fried rice comes in.

For awhile it was cauliflower rice that had gained popularity . . . and now quinoa “rice” has come into favor as well!

Quinoa is different in that you don’t have to chop it up (like a cauliflower head), but it still makes a perfect rice alternative.

Brown rice is great, but quinoa offers more dietary fiber and protein, so it’s going to be more filling for you.

Learn how to make this quinoa fried rice for a delicious dinner option. Make it as soon as possible; I promise you are going to love it!

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Quinoa Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of cooked Quinoa
  • Onion – 1 small, chopped
  • Garlic – 2 fat cloves, minced
  • Ginger – 2 tsp, grated
  • Carrots – 1 cup, sliced or chopped
  • Green Beans – about 6 or 8, trimmed, chopped
  • Shrimps – 1 lb, cleaned and deveined
  • Eggs – 2 , at room temperature whisked and seasoned with salt
  • Bok Choy – one small head, chopped into ribbons
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp, divided
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp of soy sauce
  • Couple of tablespoons of water
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Fry the cleaned shrimps in 1 tsp of oil for 2 – 3 minutes and keep aside.

Heat 1 tbsp of toasted sesame oil in a wok/pan on medium high and once its hot, add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger. Fry till fragrant and throw in the carrots, green beans and green peas.

Cook for few minutes till the carrots soften a bit.  Make a well in the cooked vegetables and pour in the 1 tsp of oil.

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Pour in the whisked egg and start scrambling. Once the eggs start cooking, mix it in with the vegetables.

Add in the cooked quinoa, mix in the soy sauce, cooked shrimps and stir. Add a little water, season with salt and pepper and cover a cook for just a couple of minutes.

Take it off the heat, uncover and stir in the chopped bok choy. Put the cover back on.

You'll love this delicious shrimp quinoa fried rice recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!

Serve warm.

You'll love this delicious shrimp quinoa fried rice recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!
Yield: 4 servings

Quinoa Fried Rice

You'll love this delicious shrimp quinoa 'fried rice' recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!

You'll love this delicious shrimp quinoa fried rice recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, (cleaned and de-veined)
  • 2 large egg(s), (at room temperature, whisked and seasoned with salt)
  • 2 cups quinoa, (cooked)
  • 1 onion, (small, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic, (minced)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, (grated)
  • 1 cup carrots, (sliced or chopped)
  • 8 green beans, (trimmed, chopped)
  • 1 head bok choy, (small, chop into ribbons)
  • 1.33333 T toasted sesame oil, (1 T + 1 teaspoon)

Instructions

  1. Fry the cleaned shrimp using either a little oil or cooking spray for about 2 - 3 minutes; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 T of toasted sesame oil in a wok/pan on medium high and once it's hot, add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger.
  3. Fry till fragrant and throw in the carrots, green beans and green peas. Cook for few minutes till the carrots soften a bit.
  4. Make a well in the cooked vegetables and pour in the 1 tsp of oil. Pour in the whisked egg and start scrambling. Once the eggs start cooking, mix it in with the vegetables.
  5. Add in the cooked quinoa, mix in the soy sauce, cooked shrimps and stir.
  6. Add a little water, season with salt and pepper and cover a cook for just a couple of minutes. Take it off the heat, uncover and stir in the chopped bok choy. Put the cover back on.
  7. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 332mgSodium: 1154mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g

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You'll love this delicious shrimp quinoa fried rice recipe! Full of crisp veggies, tasty shrimp, and with a subtle flavor of garlic and ginger. So yummy!

Healthy Note

One last thing before I go: this recipe is only 4 points per serving on the Weight Watchers Freestyle program! If you’re looking for a dish that fits into your points without blowing the bank, this is it.

Not only that but you can substitute the shrimp for chicken breast quite easily and it will still be zero points . . . given that both shrimp and chicken are zero point points on Freestyle.

Would you try quinoa fried rice? Let us know in the comments!

Looking for another filling and healthy recipe? Click below to check out our 10-minute cauliflower rice recipe!

Are you looking for a low calorie, delicious dinner that is good for you? Try this cauliflower rice recipe - loaded veggies and chicken!

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