Fried Quinoa

It tastes like fried rice but oh-so-much better and healthier. It’s also a quick and easy dinner that everyone loves. Chelsea makes this dish for friends and family who “refuse to eat healthy” because they always ask for seconds. 

Quinoa is one of my favorite carbs because it fills you up, burns fat, and strengthens your gut. You can also mix and match whatever veggies you have in the kitchen. 

Time-Saver Tip: Fried quinoa is a great leftover, so make it in a big batch.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

Fried Rice

  • 2 cups of steamed or cooked quinoa 
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup broccoli, bite-sized pieces
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped green onions (scallion)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. gluten-free Tamari (or use Braggs Liquid Aminos as a substitute)
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

Hot Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan pink, or Redmond Real Salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Steam quinoa in a rice cooker. You can also cook 2 cups of quinoa in 4 cups of filtered water or vegetable broth (yeast-free) for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the wok or skillet to medium heat, and add coconut oil.
  3. Mix in white onion, peas, carrots, broccoli, and green onions, and fry until tender.
  4. Add the quinoa to the wok, and pour the Tamari and toasted sesame oil on top.
  5. Add sea salt and black pepper to season.
  6. Stir and fry the quinoa and vegetables, constantly flipping and mixing (10 to 15 minutes). The quinoa should be slightly brown.
  7. Remove, serve, and collect smiles!

For your kids, spouse, and friends who “refuse to eat healthy,” just encourage them to drink one scoop of Acid-Kicking Greens.

The Citrus and Peach flavors really do mask the 21 nutrient-dense alkaline superfoods that provide 5 servings of organic greens. 

It’s a shockingly easy way to get the superfoods all bodies desperately need.

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