Cilantro & mushroom fried quinoa

April 28, 2011

Author Notes: I wanted a healthy alternative to fried rice & this is what I came up with.It's Light, earthy, super nutritious & best of all it tastes great! Serve it as a side or make it a whole meal!Lawrence III

Serves: 2-4


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped, stems removed)
  • 12 ounces sliced baby portabella mushrooms
  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • splashes braggs liquid aminos


  1. In a medium sauce pan cook 2 cups of quinoa with 4 cups of water untill water evaporates. Set aside
  2. In a large skillet at high to medium high add a splash of olive oil until shimmering.
  3. Add onion & carmelize 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add cilantro & wilt for 30 seconds
  5. add another splash of olive oil & coat the bottom of the pan. Add quinoa & cook for 5-6 minutes turning once.
  6. Transfer Quinoa to a serving dish & then add another splash of olive oil, coat the bottom of the pan & add Mushrooms.
  7. Cook mushrooms until fork tender & pour over the top of Quinoa mixture.
  8. Add Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce to taste.

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Maritza V. January 8, 2013
hmmm, interesting. you ever try adding a fried egg?