D-Burn: Quinoa “Fried Rice” with Chicken

Close up of fried rice with quinoa, vegetables, and chicken

The targeted nutrition in this “fried rice” inspired D-Burn recipe will help you make the enzymes your body needs to eliminate the excess fat in the hip, belly and butt area that’s causing your clothes to fit a little snug. Plus, protein feeds the liver. Your body converts this macronutrient into amino acids that drive your metabolic rate. This recipe is both, delicious and therapeutic. 

If enjoying as your lunch, save the remaining servings for your dinner later that evening or for your lunch the following day.

D-Burn | Serves 4 |
Prep time: 15 minutes |  Total time:  15 minutes 


3 tablespoons olive oil
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 small red chile, chopped (optional; you can sub 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes)
12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
2 cups cooked sprouted quinoa
1 egg, beaten
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon tamari


    1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    2. Stir-fry the carrots and green beans 2 minutes. Add the bell pepper, ginger, garlic and chile, if desired. Stir-fry 1 minute.

    3. Remove the vegetables to a bowl, and return the skillet to heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the chicken. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink inside (about 4 minutes ) and use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken to the bowl with the veggies.

    4. Return the skillet to the heat, and add the quinoa and egg. Cook, constantly stirring until the egg is evenly distributed, about 2 minutes.

    5. Add the vegetables, chicken, scallions, cilantro, and tamari; cook 1 minute more. Divide the stir-fry among 4 bowls. Serve warm, with an extra sprinkle of tamari and crushed red pepper flakes if you like.

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