I dunno about you, but in summer I like to keep dinner very simple, light yet flavorful. Pineapple Quinoa fried Rice fits the bill and is a perfect example of the the kind of high-flavor, low-effort dishes that I like to make around this time of year.
Pineapple is certainly among one of my favorite fruits when I grew up and my kids love it too. It is a super flavorful dish which everyone would love. Apart from the flavor, it is also so colorful and appealing to the eyes, making it a favorite for kids too.
Pineapple Quinoa fried rice is a perfect family weeknight meal. Fried Rice is one of my family favorite things to order at a Chinese restaurant or to make it home. The addition of quinoa instead of rice is a very healthy option. This recipe takes about 20 minutes start to finish and is the perfect side dish or main meal!
We make this at least once every week in summer. It’s one of those things everyone loves and it’s the perfect way to use up any leftover veggies. You can easily add in any vegetables you have on hand (corn, mushrooms, green beans and diced peppers are all great) and any type of protein including shrimp, chicken or any other proteins you like as well. This recipe calls for Quinoa but you can certainly use brown rice or white rice.
Let it sit for sometime after its ready that would give the quinoa a chance to absorb all the flavors. Hence this Pineapple Quinoa fried rice can be one of the best choices for your kid’s & hubby lunchbox .
The Quinoa takes a little while to cook, but all in all, this meal comes together easily, and makes a quick lunch or dinner. You could even add an egg or some other protein if you want – it’s up to you.
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