Quinoa “Fried” Rice

  • Author: Hummusapien
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


This vegan and gluten-free Quinoa Fried Rice tastes like takeout but is made with whole grains, veggies, and an easy sauce. Serve it with edamame or grilled salmon if desired!




  1. Place quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, chop all the vegetables. When the quinoa is cooked, dump into a large bowl. Wipe down pot. Add oil to pot and heat over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add peppers, edamame, garlic, and ginger and sauté for another 5 minutes. Add kale and sauté just until wilted (a few minutes). Add cashews.
  4. Dump cooked vegetables into bowl with cooked quinoa. Add soy sauce and sriracha and stir well to combine. Serve warm.