This kimchi fried quinoa is a healthier version of your favorite take-out fried rice! It’s loaded with veggies, easy to make, and super flavorful.

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In my opinion, the best recipes are ones that are delicious, easy to make, and good for you. A recipe can still be fine if it doesn’t fit into one of those categories, but I probably won’t make it more than once.

The recipes I find myself coming back to again and again fit those three criteria. If a meal I make tastes great, is nutritious, and is on the table in 30 minutes, I am sold. I am happy to say that this veggie packed kimchi fried quinoa is one of those fantastic meals!

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What is kimchi?

You may be wondering what the heck kimchi is while reading this post. Kimchi is a traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish. Vegetables such as napa cabbage and radish are fermented with various seasoning and spices. Kimchi can be served in a main dish, or as a side to rice or noodles.

While kimchi is not a traditional ingredient in fried rice, it is an absolutely delicious and flavorful addition to this kimchi fried quinoa. Also, because it is fermented, kimchi is rich in gut friendly probiotics!

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How to make kimchi fried quinoa

  • Saute onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add vegetables and cook until fork tender.
  • Mix in sauces, seasonings, and kimchi.
  • Serve warm with a fried egg on top.
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Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use day old, cold quinoa. Freshly cooked, warm quinoa is stickier and won’t mix as well. If you are cooking quinoa the day of, spread it out in a thin layer on a baking sheet to cool before adding to the dish.
  • Chop broccoli into small pieces. Instead of cutting broccoli into big florets, chop it into smaller pieces so it melds well with the other ingredients.
  • Use a larger pan than you think you need. This recipe calls for lots of veggies and 4 cups of quinoa cooked in the same pan. Use your largest skillet or wok so everything fits and cooks evenly.

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Veggie Packed Kimchi Fried Quinoa (Gluten Free)

This kimchi fried quinoa is a healthier version of your favorite take-out fried rice! It’s loaded with veggies, easy to make, and super flavorful.

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 46 1x
  • Category: main dish
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, cooked according to package instructions.
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup kimchi + 2 tbsp kimchi “juice” from the jar
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 46 fried eggs

Instructions

  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and ginger, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add broccoli and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fork tender.
  5. Add peas, quinoa, tamari, and sesame oil. Stir well to combine.
  6. Stir in kimchi and kimchi “juice”, mixing together and cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Portion kimchi fried quinoa into desired number of bowls.
  8. Top each bowl with scallions, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, and a fried egg.

Notes

  1. Stores well in the fridge (without the fried eggs) in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Keywords: kimchi fried quinoa, gluten free

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