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Breakfast Fried Quinoa with Soyrizo
and fried egg / green smoothie

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We've taken the breakfast theme of this East-meets-West fried quinoa seriously and even topped it with shredded cheddar cheese! It's a fun meal that comes together very fast.
Smarts: Soyrizo or vegan sausage makes up most of the flavor in the fried quinoa, so be sure to get a high-quality version and grab mild or spicy depending on your preference.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Breakfast Fried Quinoa with Soyrizo:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Lemons - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Soyrizo - 12 oz (sub any vegan sausage)
  • Cooked quinoa (leftover from Wednesday) - ~2 cups
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Cheese, cheddar or colby jack - 2 oz, grated
  • Eggs - 4
  • Hot sauce of choice (opt) - for serving
Green Smoothie:
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, chopped into large pieces
  • Apples - 3, chopped
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Ice - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Shallots - Dice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers - Chop cucumbers into large chunks (just so they fit better into the blender). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Lemons - Slice lemons into wedges. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Make smoothie - Chop apples (Note: if you know your blender can handle the peels, leave them on; if unsure or using a lower powered blender, it’s a good idea to peel the apples first.) Combine apples, cucumbers, baby spinach, lemon juice, water, and ice in the bowl of a blender. Blend until smooth, adding a splash more water if needed.

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Make

  1. Heat a large wok or skillet with first portion of oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots to heated oil and saute for 1 minute to get them started cooking. Add soyrizo and saute, breaking the soyrizo apart, until heated through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add quinoa to soyrizo and stir to combine. Pour soy sauce and vinegar over quinoa, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. (Add a splash more soy sauce if the quinoa seems dry.)
  3. Squeeze half the lemon wedges over the quinoa. Grate cheese directly over top of the quinoa. Set aside, covered to keep warm.
  4. Heat a nonstick frying pan with second part of cooking oil over medium heat. Crack eggs into heated oil and cook until done to your liking - on one side for over-easy or flip to fry on both sides.
  5. Divide fried quinoa between serving plates. Top each portion with an egg. Serve remaining lemon wedges and hot sauce on the side. Enjoy with smoothie.

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Original (39)
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Paleo (7)
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Most Helpful

Substituted veggie sausage and added extra cheese. Yummers, but made about twice as much as I was expecting. I didn't really like the smoothie (why cucumbers?). Sorta wished there had instead been a veggie on the side or mixed in--chard or kale maybe--since it was otherwise pretty starch-and-protein-heavy and heavy in the stomach.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jan 31, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

33 reviews

I thought this was great. Scrambled eggs instead of fried. Had cucumber/lettuce salad instead of smoothie. Forgot about the cheese. Kids both said this was ok and we could make again (that's a resounding success in my household).

By: Emily
Posted: Dec 10, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We loved this! Easy and flavorful. Liked the smoothie as well.

By: Elissa
Posted: Mar 04, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I could add some veggies to add to the flavors! My husband asked me to make this again!

By: Lindsey S
Posted: Sep 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Substituted veggie sausage and added extra cheese. Yummers, but made about twice as much as I was expecting. I didn't really like the smoothie (why cucumbers?). Sorta wished there had instead been a veggie on the side or mixed in--chard or kale maybe--since it was otherwise pretty starch-and-protein-heavy and heavy in the stomach.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jan 31, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

So good. Only change I would make would be: more sweet potatoes. I didn't microwave them; I cook on cast iron and they do just fine.

By: Becca
Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

So delicious - comfort food at its best and a fun take on breakfast for dinner. I don’t love the texture of apple-heavy smoothies, so I’ll probably change that up next time - might be nice to just add some vegetables to the rice.

By: Melissa
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Diet: Original
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