Vegan and Gluten Free Quinoa Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe

Who doesn’t love a heaping bowl of vegetable fried rice. I even like it cold fried rice leftovers! How about a little twist on the classic take-out fave by making it with nutrition packed quinoa?  It’s light, fluffy and oh so yummalicious! Vegan, gluten free and packed with crunchy veggies ; )

  • 3 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vegan chicken bullion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen sweet green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup cubed extra firm tofu, pressed, drained (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil to sauté tofu in (if using)

Melt butter in large skillet and sauté quinoa, onion, garlic, bean sprouts, and carrots for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in water, bouillon, sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Stir and cover. Simmer 20 min. Stir in peas and cook 5 to 10 minutes. If you’d like to add tofu, sauté your diced tofu for about 5 minutes over medium heat in about a teaspoon of sesame oil then add it in with the peas.



  1. I made this one, -love it!
    I’ve actually experimented with several extremely quick but simple variations including Quinoa w/ stir fried veggies (peppers, carrots, mushrooms), then sliced tomato on top.

    -this one is my go to meal when I am in a rush but want something healthy.

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