People always ask me how do I get my three kids to eat so healthy. Being a busy but health-conscious mom, I always want to prepare meals using the best possible ingredients. I love using frozen foods in cooking because frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen, locking in beneficial nutrients. Frozen foods work great (and are budget-friendly) in many recipes such as in this one: Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice. It’s a healthy, gluten-free main dish that is a twist on fried rice. It’s a favorite at our house, and it’s so quick and easy.
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Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice
4 to 6 servings
2 cup cooked quinoa
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 pound peeled and deveined large frozen shrimp, thawed and halved lengthwise
1/2 cup chopped onion (frozen or fresh)
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided (gluten-free if needed)
1 cup frozen baby carrots and green peas, thawed
1 cup frozen broccoli flowerets, thawed
1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame beans, thawed
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 eggs, scrambled and cooked
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside and keep warm.
2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Stir in shrimp, onion and 1 tablespoon soy sauce; sauté 2 minutes. Add carrots and peas, broccoli, edamame and corn;; sauté about 3 more minutes. Add quinoa, eggs, and remaining soy sauce; sauté 5 minutes more, tossing gently to coat.