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Miso Fried Quinoa
with grated carrots / shiitakes / bok choy / fried eggs

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
With quinoa already made earlier in the week, this quinoa "fried rice" comes together fast. Savory miso paste and a fried egg both add umami flavor and depth to the dish.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Spicy Miso Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/4 cup
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Miso paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
Quinoa Fried Rice:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Mushrooms, any brown - 8 oz, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Baby bok choy - 12 oz, sliced
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Spicy miso stir-fry sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~3/4 cup
  • Quinoa, cooked (leftover from Tuesday) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cashews, roasted and unsalted - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 4
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make miso stir-fry sauce - Chop garlic. Whisk together garlic, water, soy sauce, honey, miso paste and chili garlic sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots - Shred carrots (if not using pre-shredded). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms / Bok choy / Limes - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of oil and then carrots and mushrooms. Saute until tender, ~3 minutes. Add bok choy and continue cooking until starting to soften, ~3 minutes more.
  2. Pour stir-fry sauce over vegetables and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute to reduce sauce. Stir in quinoa and cashews. Taste and season with some salt, if needed. Set stir-fry aside, covered to keep warm.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-heat. Add second part of oil and then crack eggs into heated oil. Cook until eggs are done to your liking (cook on one side for sunny-side up or flip for over-easy).
  4. Serve quinoa fried rice with eggs over top. Finish with some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (64)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (16)

38 reviews

Way too salty.

By: Seren
Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I only made the chicken, but this was delicious! If anything, it was a little too salty. However, I think I was pretty generous with the salt when I mixed the raw chicken with salt and baking powder, so maybe that was my fault. My husband did NOT tell me it was too salty and he ate 2 servings worth. So overall, a huge success!!

By: Jessica
Posted: Aug 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I was surprised to find I like the adobo chicken wing recipe better, because miso is wonderful, but I might have put too many wings on the tray. Will try again!

By: Andrea
Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I'll probably double the wings next time, because this wasn't close to enough food for us. I really liked it though!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Mar 31, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I want to eat the spicy miso sauce on everything ever

By: Jenna
Posted: Jan 09, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Definitely use low-sodium soy so it's not too salty!

By: Erica
Posted: Nov 27, 2017
Diet: Original
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