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Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice

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Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice is a modern fusion dish combining traditional fried rice with quinoa, a South American seed. Its exact origins are unclear, but it likely emerged as a healthier alternative to fried rice, , offering a healthier twist on the classic fried rice. Fried rice has ancient Chinese roots, evolving and spreading across various cultures. Quinoa, originating in South America, has gained global popularity for its nutritional benefits.

Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice is enjoyed worldwide, particularly in regions where quinoa and fried rice are popular. Its rise is attributed to health-conscious trends, offering a nutritious twist to a beloved classic. The dish appeals to diverse diets, providing protein and fiber while maintaining the familiar flavors of traditional fried rice.

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  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil divided
  • 1 pound uncooked chicken breasts chopped into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Chopped green onion optional
  • Sriracha optional


Prepare ingredients

  • Chop chicken, onion, garlic, carrots, and bell pepper.
  • Beat eggs.
  • Optional: Chop green onions.


  • Cook quinoa.
  • Heat sesame oil, cook chicken with salt and pepper until done.
  • In the same pan, add sesame oil, cook onion, garlic, carrots, peas, and bell pepper with salt and pepper.
  • Combine cooked quinoa with vegetables.
  • Push quinoa and veggies to one side, pour beaten eggs, scramble until cooked.
  • Mix scrambled eggs with quinoa and vegetables.
  • Reintroduce cooked chicken, pour soy sauce, stir to combine.
  • Add chicken and soy sauce: Reintroduce cooked chicken, pour soy sauce, stir to combine.
  • Serve: Garnish with green onions if desired. Optional: Serve with Sriracha on the side.

Enjoy your Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice!