Pork Fried Quinoa

Pork Fried Quinoa

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Chef John 15206

"These tiny quinoa seeds really are sponges for flavor. I was really surprised how decadent and satisfying this seemed, and with only a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a handful of very lean smoked ham."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 287 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 730 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse quinoa in cold water for about 1 minute and drain well.
  2. Place in a saucepan and cover with 1 1/2 cup cold water and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff quinoa with a fork and set aside.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ham, red bell pepper, and the white parts of the green onion until the ham begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Set chopped green onion tops aside. Add garlic, remove from heat, and stir until garlic becomes aromatic, 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in quinoa and return to stove over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vinegar, soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, and sesame seeds. Garnish with reserved green onion tops.
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ilana
8/22/2012

Yum delicious! This recipe inspired me to write my first review. I did just as directed but added some diced squash to the ham/veggie mix and substituted the Sriracha with some red pepper flakes for spice. Even my quinoa-skeptical boyfriend said it was "surprisingly flavorful." Will definitely be making this again.

manuahs
8/22/2012

This is by far the best fried recipe I have found! I tweaked it a little because I didn't have fresh onion. I added garlic salt and about a tablespoon of dried chopped onions to the quinoa while it was cooking. I fried the ham, garlic, and bell pepper in a pan. Then added fresh steamed asparagus at the end. This recipe is fantastic!

Cheepy
8/23/2012

This is a healthier version of fried rice and as such, that's exactly what it tastes like. I found it to be rather bland and lacking in vegetables for my taste. Thanks for sharing. :o)