Stir-fry Quinoa Bowl

Hiya!  That was the most productive snow day in the history of snow days.  It was technically a rest day for me, but I was all go, go, go!


Kitchen floor cleaned, stuff picked up, 3 loads of laundry washed and folded, downstairs vacuumed, and all before lunch!  Oh, and yes, I also took care of Ethan, which is normally a chore in and of itself.

That’s great and all, but it means I forgot to snap pics of my food.  Womp womp.  I know, y’all are just heartbroken aren’t ya?  I’m still in Jenn’s WIAW linkup though because my lunch was share-worthy… and I actually remembered to photograph it.


It’s another veggie bowl.  Who doesn’t love those?  I prepped it Sunday, so even you workin’ folk can brown-bag it.  The only problem?  I can’t think of a good name for this one.  Once you’ve named one veg bowl, you’ve named ’em all.


Stir-fry Quinoa Bowl
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1-2 TBS olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • ¼ to ⅙ head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • handful of snap peas
  • 4+ eggs (or easily sub frozen shelled edamame for a more fridge-friendly option)
  • Low-sodium tamari/soy sauce (per your taste)
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Once all veggies are washed and cut, heat oil in a large pot with lid. I used my non-stick chili pot.
  3. Add bell pepper and carrot, and cook a few minutes, stirring regularly. Add cabbage and snap peas and continue to cook until all vegetables have softened to desired doneness. I like to stir, cover, stir, cover so the veggies are partially steamed and partially stir-fried.
  4. I divided this among four containers with about 1 TBS of soy sauce.
  5. Cook an egg or two separately each day while the quinoa mixture heats in the microwave. If you're short on time, the egg can be cooked in the microwave in a mic-safe bowl, or you can add frozen shelled edamame, which will stay fresh longer if you want to mix it in the same day you cook the other ingredients.

Enjoy!  I actually whipped up a little something else in the kitchen too, but I’ll be sharing that tomorrow.

  • Is it snowy near you?  If so, did you go to school/work?

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11 Responses to Stir-fry Quinoa Bowl

  1. I”ve seen many quinoa stiry frys, but not sure if I’ve actually seen one incorporating eggs! Either way, it looks and sounds fantastic!

    BTW: good for you on getting so much accomplished yesterday.

  2. This is the first time in my life I was MAD we had a snow day (2 weeks ago) since we missed FOUR classes and had to make them all up. LOL

  3. Yummmm! Quinoa bowls are the best! I love how versatile they are. Perfect for leftovers!

  4. It was snowing all day yesterday, but it was business as usual up here in Canadaland. Can you believe that I don’t think we’ve ever had a snow day? I guess we’re just too well adapted to dealing with freezing cold weather… since that’s what it is like 6 months out of the year 😆

  5. We’re supposed to get lots of snow here tonight into tomorrow – probably over a foot. We’re expecting to work to shut down, at least I hope they will because I really don’t want to drive in that.

    The stir fry looks wonderful! I love the addition of quinoa.

  6. We’ve had some snow on and off the last few days…by this point, I’m just really looking forward to the end of winter!

  7. Yummy! This quinoa bowl looks delicious. It’s actually been RAINY by us this week. It’s so foreign for this time of year… I’d almost rather snow!

  8. Yum! I made a similar throw together quinoa bowl last night, which was delicious. Yay for a productive day!!

  9. Oh this sounds like it would be a great option to pack for a filling lunch. I haven’t made quinoa for awhile but this has me thinking I should prep some this weekend.

  10. Yummmm love how versatile quinoa can be!

  11. Surprisingly not that snowy here, but man is it cold! So ready for this winter to be over. It feels like it’s dragging on! Sounds like you’ve be pretty productive through all of this winter mess!

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