Pineapple Fried Quinoa
This easy pineapple fried quinoa is a healthy and delicious meal made with leftover boiled quinoa, fresh pineapple and crunchy vegetables. Everything is added to one skillet, and sauteed to for a few minutes until it’s warm throughout.
Heat up the vegetable oil in a skillet or wok on high heat. Meanwhile, dice the red peppers and scallions in small pieces, and grate the garlic.
Add all the ingredients to the skillet. Stir while frying for a minute, then leave it to cook for a few minutes while stirring occasionally. The grains should crisp up, and the vegetables should be warmed through.
Serve the garlic pineapple stir fried quinoa immediately while it’s hot.
Can I use frozen ingredients? – Absolutely. Frozen quinoa, pineapple or vegetables all work just fine.
Can I use canned pineapple? – Yes. You can use pineapple chunks, or you can dice pineapple rings. Don’t add the liquid from canned pineapples.
Here’s how you can store any leftovers correctly:
Storing: Store any leftover pineapple fried quinoa in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving, or enjoy it cold.
Freezing: Fried quinoa is also suitable for freezing. Store it in a freezer safe container, and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw and reheat before serving.
Reheating: You can easily reheat fried quinoa in a microwave for a few minutes, or in a skillet or frying pan.
Make ahead / meal prep: Since this dish stores so well, it’s perfect as a make ahead meal. Make a big batch, and use it as a quick and easy lunch or dinner, or as a convenient side dish for several meals.
Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1988IU | Vitamin C: 133mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg