Simple Quinoa Recipe | Healthy Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice in Minutes!


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INGREDIENTS: (3 servings approx.)

1/2 cup / 95g – Quinoa (soaked for 30 minutes)
1/2 cup / 100g – BASMATI Rice (soaked for 30 minutes)
2 cups/1 can(540ml) – Cooked chickpeas
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1cup / 130g – Onion (finely chopped)
1 cup / 150g – Carrot – (cut into small cubes)
1 +1/2 cup / 360ml – Vegetable Broth (low sodium)
Salt to taste (I have added total 1 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt)
1/4 teaspoon – Cayenne pepper (Optional)
1 tablespoon – Lemon Juice or to taste
1/3 cup/ 20g – Parsley – finely chopped


Wash the quinoa and basmati rice thoroughly until the water runs clear and then let is soak in water for 30 minutes.

To a heated pan added olive oil, onion, carrot, 1/4 teaspoon salt and fry on medium heat until the onion and carrot starts to caramelized. Adding salt to onion/carrot will release it’s moisture and help it cook faster so please don’t skip it.

Add the soaked/drained quinoa, rice and cooked chickpeas, along with vegetable broth, salt and cayenne pepper (please note cayenne pepper is optional). Bring to a rapid simmer. Then reduce the heat to lowest point in your stove and cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa rice is cooked.

Once cooked turn off the heat and uncover. Add the lemon juice, parsley and mix very gently, the rice is very delicate at this point and we don’t want to break it. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving (for flavors to blend). Serve with your favourite curry.


– Thoroughly wash the quinoa/rice, this will get rid of any impurities/gunk/bitterness and will give a much better and clean taste

– Adding salt to onion/carrot will release it’s moisture and will help it cook faster so please don’t skip this step

– This recipe uses BASMATI RICE


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  1. Very nice video. I love that you don’t take up time showing how to chop every vegetable in the dish. I have to say I have no patience for that, surely most people know how to chop a carrot. This looks delicious, I will try it tonight. Thank you.

  2. Excuse me, but this rice is not “fried”. In fact, it’s made in the usual way: steamed/simmered until the liquid is absorbed. In fact, I make this dish all the time, varying the ingredients with what I have on hand—as does every other home cook on the planet. I’m sorry, but there is nothing at all unusual or special about this dish, which makes me wonder why you posted it. It’s not particularly healthy apart from being “vegan”, but lots of vegan dishes aren’t particularly healthy—and it sure isn’t fried. You have mis-titled your video and misled your viewers.