Sweet Scallops & 'Fried' Veggie Quinoa

Sweet Scallops and “Fried” Veggie Quinoa


  • 1 cup un cooked quinoa (or about 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa)
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 ½ cup frozen peas and carrot mix (or about 2/3 cup each)
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado (for quinoa)
  • 1 large egg or 2 small eggs
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter (I used sweet spreads maple for sweetness in place of a sesame oil)
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts or seeds
  • Optional 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 6 large scallops (or 8-10 small)
  • 3 tbsp chives or scallions
  • Butter or avocado oil for cooking scallops
  • Sea salt

Preparation Instructions:

First, make sure to soak or rinse off the starch from your quinoa. Then cook in broth according to instructions. I usually add in a dash of salt and 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil, bring to a boil, them simmer until fluffy (about 20 minutes or less).

While the quinoa is cooking, sautee your scallops in 1 tbsp butter (good for higher heat) or other oil of choice, and your chives. Add in a tsp of tamari or balsamic vinegar to give it a nice brown glaze. Satuee on medium high for about 6 minutes or until scallops are almost opaque.

Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it then move it into a larger pan or wok. Add in your eggs, garlic, tamari sauce, onion, coconut butter, and veggies, and stir fry it until eggs and veggies are cooked and scrambled. Add in your scallops and the sauce from the scallops the last few minutes. Or feel free to keep them separate and serve on top of each other.

Dish up and top with seeds and more sauce if desired. Feel free to garnish with fresh ginger as well. It goes nicely!


Serves around 3

Recipe Credits: Cotter Crunch


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