What’s for dinner? Beef Fried Quinoa

This afternoon my children wanted to tag along to the eye doctor with me. My daughter hopped in her pink push car and my son grabbed his bike helmet and rode behind us. The doctor managed to check my eyes with two kids bouncing around the room!

When we returned, they were ready to cook. We opted to create Beef Fried Rice, except instead of rice, I used quinoa for a healthy twist.

It turned out delish!

Quick & Delicious Fried Quinoa Recipe

(This recipe also tastes great vegetarian, or with chicken, tofu, or shrimp.)


  • Olive oil spray
  • ¼ cup green onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 tsp. steak or hamburger seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dry quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded or chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • Hot sauce, optional

You will need two pans and one pot with a lid for the quinoa.

Cook the quinoa first and set aside.

Spray another pan with olive oil and on medium high heat, add beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste and hamburger seasoning. Drizzle on 1 Tbsp. soy sauce. While the beef if cooking, chop it into tiny pieces. Cook for about eight minutes or until meat is completely cooked through. Sprinkle in the diced green onion.

In another large pan, spray olive oil spray, add carrots, broccoli (and onion if you have it). Pour on sesame oil. Sauté about six-eight minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Add cooked meat and 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.

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