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Savory Fried Quinoa

Recipe courtesy of Jill P. of Portland, OR.


  • 1 red bell pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 brown or yellow onion
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 frozen garlic cubes
  • 2 frozen basil cubes
  • 1.5 cups quinoa, cooked in chicken broth
  • 3-4 cups small, frozen shrimp
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • Soy sauce, to taste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Saute veggies, spices, and shrimp in olive oil for 8-10 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add cooked quinoa and heat through.
  3. Push to the side of the pan and crack an egg.
  4. Let it cook for a minute and then scramble it into the quinoa and vegetable mix.
  5. Add soy sauce or salt and pepper to taste.

Chef’s Note: Garlic and basil cubes are sold at Trader Joes in the frozen section. They’re premeasured little cubes of the spice that you just pop out of the package frozen and throw in the pan, they defrost in seconds and are great to cook with because you don’t have to have the ingredients on hand fresh.

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