First Time Mom and Losing It: Vegetable Fried Quinoa - Dr. Oz 2 Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan Friendly

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vegetable Fried Quinoa - Dr. Oz 2 Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan Friendly


While on the Dr. Oz Two Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan you have to eat 1/2 cup of brown rice a day. I like brown rice but got tired of eating it everyday. I have been wanting to try Quinoa for a while now so I decided to substitute the brown rice for the quinoa.

Vegetable Fried Quinoa
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced (substitute 1 small zucchini for Dr. Oz Plan)
  • 5 baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 eggs (omit for Dr. Oz Plan)
  • soy sauce to taste
  1. Rinse quinoa really well in cold water. Add to a medium pot with the vegetable broth. Bring the broth to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. In a smaller pot add carrots and cover with water. Boil until carrots are tender. (If you are using zucchini skip this step.)
  2. While quinoa is cooking: Add olive oil, sesame oil, and garlic to pan and stir for a few seconds.
    Add onions and cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften. 
  3. Drain and add carrots (or zucchini) and stir fry for a couple of minutes. 
  4. Add mushrooms and cook for another couple of minutes. 
  5. Add peas and cook until peas are warmed through.
  6. Add cooked quinoa and stir well to incorporate with vegetables. 
  7. Whisk eggs until yolk and white are completed combined. Make space in the pan for the egg. Place egg in space and scramble with wooden spoon. Keep stirring until egg is cooked. Mix well with rice. (Skip this step if on the Dr. Oz Plan.)
  8. Drizzle soy sauce on top to your taste and mix well. (I used about a tablespoon and a half.)

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33 comments:

  1. Ooooo - this looks really good. I've never heard of "fried rice" being made with quinoa.

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  2. This looks good, low calorie too! I like, I like!! :)

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  3. I love quinoa! And fried rice! I MUST try this. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. This sounds delicious...the diet plan I'm currently following working really well, but the food options are limited. I would love to be able to throw something like this into the mix!

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  5. this must be healthy, Thank you for the recipe and yeah there are the steps thank you very much

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  6. Brown rice and veggies makes a really healthy combination.

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  7. This actually looks really good. I have heard a lot of great things about quinoa.

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  8. I love quinoa, and fried rice. But I've never thought of combining the two! Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. I have some quinoa in my fridge, I think I will make this for dinner

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  10. I like everything about this recipe.. We have quinoa in the house, this could be a quick easy meal tonight.

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  11. This looks like a quick, yummy meal. I have been hearing great things about his weight loss plan. I might have to try it out now.

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  12. I think I would enjoy this, yummy!

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  13. This Really Really Looks Delicious I Will Be Making For The Family Thank You!

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  14. Wow, this is making me hungry, it looks delicious.

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  15. It looks easy to do. I just don't know where to get quinoa here in PH.

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  16. I have only tried quinoa once and didn't care for it. But this recipe looks great

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  17. I love your Vegetable fried Quinoa recipe, looks very delicious and so many pics that everyone can try it for sure.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  18. Yeah, brown rice can get old after a while but this looks pretty tasty

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  19. This looks really good. I've never had quinoa, I must give it a try.

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  20. This looks absolutely deicious!

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  21. Much too high in carbs for me to eat this (I am diabetic) but it certainly looks good and essentially a full meal in a pan!

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  22. Haven't tried quinoa for a fried rice dish, but this sure looks yummy. :)

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  23. I think that I would like this if the peas were not in it. I am SO not a fan of peas.

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  24. I don't think I could get my kiddos to eat this, but that is fine it just means more for me!! It looks and sounds super yummy I can't wait to try it :)

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  25. I've honestly never cooked or eaten quinoa but it looks delicious!

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  26. What a great dish--I'd have it for lunch as the rest of the family are not quinoa fans =)

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  27. Wonderful step by step photography! It looks so colourful and appetizing. Haven´t tried quinoa yet. You make it look easy to do. Thanks!

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  28. This sounds and looks delicious! I pinned this one from you, we love quinoa! Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. This looks incredibly yummy! I'm trying to be a bit more adventurous with quinua, who knows what I'll invent yet, LOL

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  30. Quinoa sounds like a good alternative to brown rice, will try recipe soon :)

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  31. you can also add celery and bell pepper to this recipe :)

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