Recipe: Healthier Fried Rice

Recipe: Healthier Fried Rice

 Summer is over and with the weather getting colder by the day, we just want to curl up with a big bowl of hearty food and eat the night away. With this healthier alternative to take away fried rice, you can eat all you like as it's packed full of healthy ingredients. Plus it's super easy to make this tasty fakeaway.

Ingredients (to serve 4)

1 cup quinoa

1 veggie stock cube

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 white onion, chopped

4 chicken breasts, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

 1 handful broccoli, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 eggs, broken into a bowl an beaten

1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Rinse quinoa a few times in cold water.
  2. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan with the veggie stock cube, and then reduce to a simmer. Season with salt.
  3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and let set for five minutes or so. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan over a high heat. Add onion and carrot, cook about two minutes then add chicken and cook until sealed. Add remaining veg and cook until it starts to soften. Add the quinoa and stir-fry about two minutes. Add soy sauce and mix through. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa, pour eggs in and stir them until scrambled then mix everything together thoroughly. Serve!