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Light Shrimp Fried Quinoa is a healthy dinner full of protein packed quinoa and shrimp then finished off with delicious Kikkoman soy sauce!
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5 from 3 votes

Light Shrimp Fried Quinoa

Light Shrimp Fried Quinoa is a healthy dinner full of protein packed quinoa and shrimp then finished off with delicious Kikkoman soy sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Danielle Green

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. quinoa uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 1/3 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3/4 c. yellow onion diced
  • 1 c. carrots julienned or shredded
  • 1 c. snow peas halved
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger or 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp
  • 1 egg + 2 egg white whisked together
  • 2 Tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce

Instructions

  • In a kettle over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp. sesame oil and quiona. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes, checking after 15 minutes until the quinoa is sprouted. (Don't check the quinoa any sooner or you will let the steam escape that it needs to cook.)
  • Meanwhile, when the quinoa has about 5 minutes left to cook, in a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add one teaspoon sesame oil with the onion, carrots, peas, ginger and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes until the vegetables are heated through, but still crisp. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until they are heated.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork and add it to the pan of vegetables. Add the whisked eggs and quickly stir everything together until all of the quinoa is nicely coated with the egg mixture.
  • Finish the dish off by adding the soy sauce and give a quick stir so everything is well coated. Serve immediately with a bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce on the table for your guests to add extra sauce to their liking!

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 1753mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g