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Simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice - Holding in Hands in a White Bowl

Simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice

Simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice recipe is the healthy and easy alternative to the take-out classic, featuring flavorful vegetables and protein-packed quinoa! Delicious vegan dinner ready in 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword quinoa fried rice, vegan fried rice, vegetable quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 396kcal


  • 1/2 cup quinoa (makes 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or peanut oil if you have it)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 small head broccoli
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • chopped green onion and/or basil to garnish optional
  • your favorite hot sauce to serve


  • Start with cooking your quinoa, following the instructions on the bag.
  • Prep your carrots, broccoli and garlic while the quinoa is cooking. Cut the carrots into thin medallions so that they cook quickly and evenly, about 1 cm each. Next, chop your broccoli into bite size florets. Last, finely chop your garlic.
  • When your ingredients are prepped and your quinoa is almost done (5 minutes left), add your olive oil over medium-high heat to a large wok (or pan). Add the carrots first and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add your broccoli and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain your quinoa and add it to the wok along with the red pepper flake, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Sauté everything for another couple of minutes.
  • Lastly, add your sesame oil to create that rich, nutty flavor and cook for another minute.


Note: green onion and/or basil also go great in this dish!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 1443mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 12380IU | Vitamin C: 275.2mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 4.8mg