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Try this veggie-loaded 30-minute easy quinoa fried rice for a quick and delicious dinner that the whole family will love! You can serve it hot or cold, by itself or in lettuce wraps! Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free. 
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Easy Quinoa Fried Rice Lettuce Wraps

Try this veggie-loaded 30-minute easy quinoa fried rice for a quick and delicious dinner that the whole family will love! You can serve it hot, cold, by itself or in lettuce wraps! Vegan & gluten-free. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 12-14 large lettuce leaves (I prefer butter lettuce or romaine)

Quinoa Fried Rice-

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 medium carrots diced (about 2 cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz bag frozen green peas (or edamame)
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper diced
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • green onions for garnish

Sauce-

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, saute the diced onions and carrots in olive oil in a large saute pan for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Add the minced garlic, peas, sliced, mushrooms, diced red pepper, and garlic to the pan. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk it together.
  • Add the frozen cauliflower and cooked quinoa to the pan, mix it with the rest of the vegetables and then let it cook for 5 more minutes or until the cauliflower is hot. 
  • Spoon the filling into the lettuce wraps and garnish with green onions.

Notes

  • If you want to add extra protein to this dish, baked tofu or tempeh would be a great choice!
  • If you don't want to use quinoa then brown rice, amaranth, freekah, or bulger would be great options too.
  • If you can't find coconut aminos (buy a bottle here --> coconut aminos) then low sodium organic tamari would be my next choice.
  • Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it or it will taste bitter. I use the organic quinoa from Costco that is pre-rinsed. 
  • Use my list of veggies as a guideline but you can add any! Finish all the leftover odds and ends from the fridge too.
  • If you can't find butter leaves, romaine or bibb leaves would be great substitutes.
  • You can freeze the leftover for up to 4-6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g