Vegan Pineapple Fried Quinoa

A healthy dish and alternative to fried rice.

Vegan Pineapple Fried Quinoa
  • Prep time 45 min

  • Total time 45 min

  • Servings 6

  • Calories per serving 190

You will need

  • 1

    cup quinoa, uncooked

  • 2

    cups water

  • 1/3

    cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1/2

    cup chopped red onion

  • 1

    teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2

    teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons red chili flakes

  • 3/4

    cup frozen peas

  • 1

    red bell pepper, diced

  • 1

    can (20 oz.) DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits, drained

Method

  • 1

    Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Set quinoa aside, covered, for 10 minutes. 

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  • 2

    Add coconut oil to a pan or wok over medium-high heat.

  • 3

    Add onion, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and cook for about 3 minutes, until fragrant.

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  • 4

    Add the peas, bell pepper, and pineapple, and cook over high-heat for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the pineapple just starts to caramelize.

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  • 5

    Add the cooked quinoa, cilantro, and salt. Mix well and cook for an additional minute. Serve hot.

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  • 6

    TIP: Quinoa may also be cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge to cool.

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