This past week my daughter and son were ready to cook dinner
almost every night! Since I had nothing in the refrigerator, we
headed to the local market. I grabbed what looked fresh and settled
on Beef Fried Rice, except instead of rice, I used quinoa for a
healthy twist. It turned out delish!
If you think your kiddos won't give quinoa a try (it is high in
protein for a grain but has a nuttier flavor than rice), then stick
with brown rice. No matter what grain you use, this recipe is a
healthy and fun dinner for your family to enjoy.
This recipe also tastes great vegetarian, with chicken, tofu, or
You will need two pans and one pot with a lid for the
Cook the quinoa first and set aside when it is cooked.
In a pan, spray olive oil spray on medium high heat and add
beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste and hamburger
seasoning. Also drizzle on 1 Tbsp. soy sauce.
While the beef is cooking, chop it into tiny pieces with a hard
spatula. Cook for about eight minutes or until meat is completely
cooked through. Sprinkle in the diced green onion.
In the other large pan, spray olive oil spray, add carrots and
broccoli. Pour on sesame oil. Sauté about six minutes.
Add spinach and cook another two minutes.
Once meat is cooked, add it to the large veggie pan. Also add
the cooked quinoa to the large veggie pan. Drizzle on honey and 2
tsp. soy sauce. Mix.
Create a small opening in the pan and crack two eggs and
scramble. Blend eggs with entire mixture for about five minutes or
until eggs are cooked.
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
See more of Mandy's stories here.
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