Quinoa "fried rice" is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional fried rice. The addition of salmon makes this a well rounded, seriously scrumptious, quick and easy meal! But, feel free to substitute whatever leftover protein you have hanging out in your refrigerator.
To Cook Quinoa: (1 uncooked cup of quinoa yields approximately 3 ½ cups cooked quinoa)
1. In a fine mesh strainer rinse quinoa with cold water.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of quinoa, ¼ tsp salt and 1 ¼ cup of boiling water.
3. Simmer quinoa, covered, for 12 minutes over low- medium low heat. Remove pan from heat and allow to stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove cover and gently fluff the quinoa with a fork.
4. Set the quinoa aside and allow to cool, on the counter, to room temperature. Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, preferably overnight before proceeding with recipe.