Today was one of those days where I just wanted to treat myself to every craving I could imagine. At work we had a birthday lunch for our February birthdays, where I enjoyed a delicious and surely calorie filled crispy shrimp pita sandwich- definitely a diet no go! Of course being on a downhill course, I could only think about fatty greasy foods, especially some Panda Express fried rice. I remembered I had seen a pin on pinterest for a easy crock pot fried quinoa. Tonight would be the night for a easy, light and craving filling dinner- shrimp fried quinoa! Yum!
1 cup uncooked quinoa
6 oz frozen cooked shrimp, tails removed
2 cups frozen vegetable mix
5 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon course salt
Rinse quinoa until the water runs clear and strain excess water. Cook quinoa in 2 cups of water, until boiling, then lower temperature, cover and simmer until cooked, about 15 minutes
Combine cooked quinoa, frozen shrimp, vegetables, scrambled egg, butter, soy sauce and seasoning in the crock pot. Cook on high for 1-2 hours. The only component you are cooking is the egg, everything else is just being warmed up. Alternatively, you could just combine all of the ingredients in a large skillet.
caloric info: 250 calories per 1 cup, makes 5 servings
Adapted from Crock Pot 365.