Quinoa Fried Rice Meal Prep

This fried rice is protein packed and gluten free. It’s easy to make in large quantities and reheat for your weekly meal prep.
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I stopped doing meal prep since our trip to Austin. I didn’t realize that we were all out until I caught my husband trying to pack leftover cookies as his lunch. So, we’re back to meal prepping!

I love using quinoa as a rice substitute. It works especially well in this fried rice dish. I kept this version vegetarian but you can add chicken, shrimp or beef if you’d like.
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Quinoa Fried Rice Meal Prep

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
A protein packed and gluten free fried rice alternative perfect for weekly meal prep.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa chilled in fridge
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup green beans cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2-3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green scallions thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet or wok, add olive oil and garlic. Bring pan to medium heat and cook until garlic starts to turn a light brown.
  2. Add in peas, bell peppers, green beans and carrots and cook until tender. Add in quinoa. Drizzle with soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha. Stir to mix and cook.
  3. Move all the ingredients to one side of your skillet, so that you have enough empty space to cook your eggs. Pour whisked eggs into the empty space. Make swirls with your spatula as the eggs start to cook so that they scramble as they cook. Once eggs are cooked, mix them back into the quinoa fried rice. When everything is cooked and evenly mixed, taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with scallions. Remove from heat.
  4. When food has cooled, dish out into meal prep containers. Store in fridge or freezer.

Notes:

  • I use these Meal Prep Containers*.
  • *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Fried Rice Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.9g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 538.5mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 43.3g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 13.3g 27%
Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 8%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

Quinoa Fried Rice Weekly Meal Prep
Quinoa Fried Rice Meal Prep. Protein packed and gluten free alternative to fried rice.

4 comments on “Quinoa Fried Rice Meal Prep”

  1. Mmm looks delicious. My mom’s go-to fried rice includes diced spam and sliced chinese sausage, but that’s probably not healthy. 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

  2. How many servings does this make?

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