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Quinoa Stir Fry With Shrimp

Quinoa Stir Fry is an easy weeknight dinner of shrimp and quinoa tossed in a wok just like fried rice. Learn how to make shrimp fried rice with quinoa in a few simple steps. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 589kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 200 gram shrimps/prawns (cleaned and deveined)
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon fine chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fine chopped ginger
  • 1 medium-size onion, fine chopped
  • ¼ Cup fine chopped carrot
  • ¼ Cup fine chopped capsicum
  • ¼ Cup fine chopped red bell pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fine chopped spring onion greens


How To Prepare Quinoa:

  • In a saucepan, boil 6 cups of water. Add a pinch of salt. 
  • Add quinoa in the boiling water and cook till tender. Stir occasionally and keep checking for doneness. 
  • Once quinoa is cooked as per your liking, transfer to a sieve or colander. Drain water. Fluff quinoa using a fork. Set aside until required. 

How To Make Quinoa Stir Fry:

  • Heat oil in a stir-fry pan. 
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, and onion. Stir-fry over high heat for a minute or so. 
  • Next, add chopped vegetables and stir-fry for 2 - 3 minutes. 
  • Add the cleaned shrimps, salt, and pepper. Cook till shrimps turn light pink in color. 
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce and stir fry for a second. 
  • Now, add the cooked quinoa. Mix nicely. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. 
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion greens.
  • Serve quinoa stir fry warm. 


Recommended Equipment: Wok (buy it here)


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3355IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 6mg