Easy Quinoa Stir Fry (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Easy Quinoa Stir Fry.  Sometimes when money is tight, I have to cook from the ingredients I already have in my kitchen.  I often make easy stir fry recipes.  Many of those creations are not blog worthy though.  However, I do get a winner once and awhile.

This quinoa stir fry recipe was one of them.  I always have quinoa in my pantry.  I love cooking with quinoa because it’s not only a plant based complete source of protein, but it’s also gluten free.


Easy Quinoa Stir Fry - My Whole Food Life

If you don’t care for quinoa, you can always use rice instead.

Easy Quinoa Stir Fry

Easy Quinoa Stir Fry

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Serves 4-5 servings     adjust servings

An easy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes.


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 mushrooms diced (I used button mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced depending on the size
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 small carrots diced
  • 2 T oil (I used coconut oil )
  • 2-3 T balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan , saute the onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and oil for about 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Then add in the cooked quinoa, almonds and balsamic and keep sauteing on medium heat for another 5 minutes or so.
  3. Lastly, add in the salt and pepper to taste.


Recipe Notes

This should keep for about a week and a half in the fridge.

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