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Close-up of quinoa fried rice made with red and white quinoa, bell peppers, carrots, and scallions

Easy Quinoa Fried Rice

Love fried rice? This Quinoa Fried Rice is incredibly easy to make and packs in a little more nutrition than the typical fried rice. You can use leftover quinoa and any vegetables you want!
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Course: Entree, Side
Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Keyword: Fried Rice Recipes, Quinoa Recipes, Vegetarian Dinners
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Author: Sues


  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (color of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • ¾ cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • ¾ cup peas (thawed if frozen)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • Add canola oil to a large wok or skillet over medium heat. Add diced peppers and carrots and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic and half the scallions and cook for another 2 minutes. Peppers and carrots should be tender, but still brightly colored.
  • Add quinoa to skillet, tossing to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Push quinoa to the side of the wok and pour lightly beaten eggs into cleared space. Allow egg to sit for about 30 seconds before stirring to scramble. Then toss egg into the quinoa mixture.
  • Mix in the peas and add in soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Toss to combine and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Serve quinoa fried rice in bowls top with remaining scallions.
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