Quinoa Breakfast Plate

Cooking Utensils

Frying Pan, Spatula, Stove Top, Saucepan

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Quinoa is an extremely nutritious whole grain loaded in key vitamins and minerals. It is also fairly quick to cook and can take in a lot of flavor.

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Recipe makes 1 serving. 

Food Group Servings

Accordion Content




1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked

1-2 eggs

1/4 cup broccoli, diced

1/4 onion, diced

1/2 bell pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic or 1/2 tablespon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon Ciltanro

1 tablespoon olive oil

Other ingredients

  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper- to taste
  • Crushed red pepper- to taste


Step 1:

Rinse quinoa thoroughly prior to cooking to remove any residue.

Note: Using a small wire strainer makes this really easy, but be careful, quinoa likes to stick to things once wet. 

Step 2:

Combine 1/4 cup of quinoa with 1/2 cup of water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. 

Step 3:

While quinoa is simmering on low, place your frying pan on the stove top at medium heat and add olive oil. Let heat up for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4:

When oil is warmed, add in your vegetables and stir occasionally until the vegetables soften. Add seasoning at this time, if you prefer. 

Step 5:

The vegetables and quinoa should finish at similar times. Quinoa is cooked when each grain is clear and germ (outer layer) is clearly visible.

Add the cooked quinoa into the frying pan with the vegetables and mix it all together.

Step 6:

If you have another pan for the eggs to use, spray the pan with cooking spray, and bring to medium heat. Alternatively, empty the contents of the frying pan onto your plate and re-use for the eggs at medium heat.

Cook the eggs however you please, but we recommend a runny yolk, as it can add some great flavor to the dish as you eat it.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Hot sauce is a great addition for those looking for some heat.
  • Use any vegetables you would like or none at all. These are just some of the best when sauteed.  Consider also leafy greens and mushrooms. 
  • Cook extra quinoa and/or vegetables to save for other dishes. They heat up very well and last a number of days.