Pineapple and quinoa stir fry

    55 min

    This dish is similar to pineapple fried rice, only it uses quinoa instead. Quinoa is stir-fried with eggs, garlic, spring onions, coriander and pineapple. It's perfect as is or serve alongside Chinese food.

    40 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 170g uncooked quinoa
    • 475ml chicken stock
    • 250ml water
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil
    • 2 tablespoons chilli oil
    • 5 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
    • 1 bunch spring onions
    • 125g diced pineapple
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Rinse quinoa until water runs clear. Bring the quinoa, chicken stock and water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir eggs until scrambled. Remove eggs from the frying pan and set aside. Heat groundnut oil and chilli oil over medium-low heat. Cook and stir garlic for 2 minutes, then stir in spring onions to heat through. Stir in pineapple and coriander, then add the cooked quinoa. Toss with scrambled eggs, soy sauce and crushed chillies until thoroughly heated.

    Make it vegetarian

    Easily make this vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead.

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    Very good. I added frozen peas to get more veggies, used yellow onion instead of green, and only 2 eggs. The flavor was excellent! So glad to have a new way to use quinoa!  -  31 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love quinoa, although I have never made it before. My husband is not very adventurous and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had told him what it was before I set the plate in front of him. I just told him it was "like pineapple fried rice, but with a different grain" and he gave it a go. He loved it, which says a lot! My kids and I loved it, too. It makes a lot, or at least I thought, but everyone wanted extra helpings, so it didn't last long. I will definitely be making this again (and now I'll probably be able to get the hubby to try more quinoa dishes, as well.) I made it exact to recipe, except I used probably a full cup of canned crushed pineapple -- however much was in a standard size can. Crushed is the perfect size so you get some pineapple in each bite. This was fantastic, and very easy, and I will definitely be making it again.  -  25 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was amazing! However, i think that 3 cups of liquid would be too much, as the normal quinoa ratio is 1:2. So i only used 2c water, used sesame oil b/c i didn't have peanut, used a yellow onion as that's all I had on hand, and didn't have cilantro. Also, didn't add pepper flakes as I thought it was spicy enough. My husband and I loved it and will be making this often!  -  10 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)