Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice and $150 Visa Giveaway

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.

I am so pleased to announce that this year marks the 30th Annual National Frozen Food Month. In honor of this, the National Frozen and  Refrigerated Foods Association is offering a few cool sweepstakes this month! Also, I am  offering a $150 Visa Gift card. To enter my giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite way to use frozen foods in cooking. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 27th  at 8 a.m central.

 Additional entries can be earned by doing the following below:

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Other NFRA Sweepstakes include:

Facebook Freezer Giveaway:

 One freezer will be given away each week,this month, on the Easy Home Meals Facebook page (courtesy of Hussmann)

Family Adventure Sweepstakes:

NFRA is partnering with the DreamWorks film, The Croods, which is released on March 22, for a DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels Family Adventure Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a trip for a family of four to one of four Gaylord Hotels resort destinations for a ShrekFeast interactive character meal, a DreamWorks character meet and greet and DreamWorks theme scavenger hunt and $1,000 spending money. Enter as soon as you can on Easy Home Meals.

Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


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.

252 thoughts on “Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice and $150 Visa Giveaway”

  1. My favorite lately has been a honey garlic chicken and veggies, using a bag of a frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I toss it in the crockpot to cook and serve over rice.

  2. My favorite way to use frozen foods is in a great cobbler recipe I have that uses frozen peaches and blueberries… Although I have used frozen vegetables in risotto with great success as well… Yum !…

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  4. So funny… I’ve been doing a quinoa and shrimp fried rice recently that has totally been rockin’ my world. This looks even healthier than mine though… so, it probably wouldn’t hurt to give it a try over my recipe. 🙂 Oh… and yay for the giveaway!

  5. Followed AND liked. I live in Chicago, so I use frozen vegetables to make meals that are still healthy, but don’t take quite as long with food prep. I also use frozen fruit in smoothies and other breakfast items.

  6. I always have the following a bag of frozen green peas in my freezer. They can be used to enhance a pasta dish, add to rice for for simple pilaf dish, or blended for a simple soup.

  7. I always have frozen Haricot Vert on hand. they are so slim and tender hat I can toss them in a dish at the last moment still frozen and they integrate almost immediately (and are yummy)

  8. I use frozen corn in salsas during the winter and frozen peas in fried rice all the time. I also use frozen spinach for my hot spinach dip, and frozen kale for a quick saute.

  9. I love the convenience of frozen veggies. Always ready when I need extra veggies for soups and side dishes. I especially love frozen peas. Yum!

  10. I always keep frozen peas and corn on hand and add them in case my dish is looking a little bland. I also make a lot of spinach berry smoothies so frozen berries are always on hand!

  11. I like to use frozen meals for lunches as they are fast and easy and low calorie. I also only use frozen veggies (corn, beans, carrots, etc.) because I think they taste better then the canned veggies and have less stuff added to them.

  12. I love to use frozen strawberries to top the shells that are already made in the market to make strawberry short cake top with whipped cream it is delicious.I also like Easy Home Meals on Facebook!

  13. I love to use frozen broccoli in mac and cheese and on pizza. And frozen peas in any comfort food stew. Frozen fruits and veggies are a life saver at this time of year when the gardens haven’t woken u yet.

  14. I like to have frozen shrimp on hand and then cook it with onions and garlic and tomatoes and parsley and serve it over pasta, for a quick meal.

  15. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I like to use frozen spinach in frittatas and frozen peas in home-made shepherd’s pies.

  16. I use frozen broccoli for a great casserole and frozen fruit makes it quick & easy to throw together a delicious dessert. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I watched “Frozen Foods: The Story from Farm to Fork” and continue to be fascinated. I’m from CA, so have seen agriculture first-hand. Now I live in OR where there are many crops grown, harvested, frozen, consumed and enjoyed! We are truly blessed.

  18. Make your own stir fry using your choice of frozen veggies, cooked pasta and frozen or refrigerated chicken
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  19. I use frozen vegetables in almost all of my meals. But my favorite is simply laying frozen chicken, frozen cheddar cheese, frozen corn and black beans, and 8 Oz of frozen cream cheese in the crockpot for 8 hours. Toss in a jar of salsa and some fresh spinach and we have the inside of burritos with literally NO prep!

  20. I love using them by combining several different types of frozen veggies and frozen chicken and cooking in the crockpot

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  21. I made this tonight and it’s wonderful! Thank you! I look forward to more posts with frozen foods. Very budget friendly!

  22. I like to make frozen veggies and I always use frozen fries to make for dinner. they are quick and easy to make

  23. I love to use frozen foods too add a little something extra to my meals, like a side. i use a lot of frozen veggies!

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