Clean Eating – Egg Fried Quinoa

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Clean Eating – Egg Fried Quinoa

I was thinking of making egg fried rice using brown rice, then it occurred to me that egg fried quinoa would be an amazing idea! So that’s what I made for dinner this evening 🙂

clean eating egg fried quinoa

Quinoa has a high protein content and is a good source of ‘complete protein’ meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids. If I had to describe quinoa I would say it’s texture and flavour is somewhere between burgle wheat, couscous and brown rice. I like all 3 so it was a hit with me 🙂

The egg and prawns add even more protein so I would say this is a really good post workout meal

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Egg Fried Quinoa

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 100g prawns
  • 1/4 cube chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas (thawed in the microwave)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large garlic clove, finally chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • pinch dried ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  • Cook the Quinoa: Boil the water in a pan, add the chicken stock then add the quinoa. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the water has all been absorbed.
  • Heat the olive oil and sautee the onions for a few minutes until soft. Add the garlic and prawns. Cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the seasoning, ginger, soy sauce and peas.
  • In a separate pan, add a little olive oil and scramble the egg.
  • Once the quinoa is done, add it to the prawns and mix. Add the scrambled egg right at the end.
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Today I used breaded prawns because that’s all I had available. I baked them in the oven for 15 minutes then added them right at the end. But normally I would use normal prawns and follow the method stated above.

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