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Quinoa Fried Rice with Shrimp

Quinoa Fried Rice with Shrimp

If you're looking for a delicious and gluten-free dish, then this Quinoa Fried Rice with Shrimp recipe is perfect for you. It combines the flavors of traditional fried rice with the added protein of succulent shrimp. With its vibrant colors and mouthwatering taste, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 20 mins 30 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled (180g)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (450g)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (75g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the minced garlic, diced onion, and diced carrot. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked through, then mix them together with the vegetables.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa and frozen peas to the skillet. Stir everything together until well combined.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. Pour the sauce over the quinoa mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss everything together. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions.

Serving Suggestions

This Quinoa Fried Rice with Shrimp is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish. It pairs well with a variety of proteins such as grilled chicken or tofu. Serve it with a side of steamed vegetables for a complete and nutritious meal. This recipe is perfect for gluten-free individuals or anyone looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fried rice. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner, and impress your friends and family with this flavorful and satisfying dish.

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