My TV Segment: “Crazy-Week Sesame-Quinoa”

On Monday I visited Better Connecticut on Channel 3 to teach one of my favorite dishes for a crazy week: Sesame-Quinoa Fried Rice.

My Go Feed Yourself’ers love this dish because:

  1. All the ingredients (quinoa + veggies) can be made in “Big-Ass Batches”, or BAB’s, at the beginning of the week and assembled in 5 minutes (as long as your stove doesn’t take 10 minutes to heat up like it did at the studio – yikes!)
  2. It’s absolutely delicious.

Check below for recipe and for a clip of the segment:

Click to play.

Recipe: Quinoa “Fried Rice” with Broccoli, Carrots, + Sesame


2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 shallot, minced
1 tsp grated ginger
1 cup broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 tbsp tamari
gomasio (I used this Black + Tan Gomasio in the clip)


  1. Add frozen peas to colander and run under warm water to defrost.
  2. Heat in 1 tbsp of oil in skillet and stir-fry shallots and ginger for 1 minute.
  3. Add carrots and broccoli and stir-fry until brightly colored and tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove veggies from pan and set aside on a plate.
  5. Add remaining tbsp of oil to the pan, crack and whisk eggs into a small bowl and add to pan to scramble the eggs. Break up cooked eggs with a fork into small pieces.
  6. Add back the veggies along with the defrosted peas and cooked quinoa into the pan with the eggs.
  7. Add tamari to the pan, stir, and serve.
  8. Top with gomasio or toasted sesame seeds or nuts like cashews or peanuts if you’d like. Enjoy!


  • Lisa says:

    Go Heather ! You look great on TV.
    Look out Rachael Ray….

  • Liz Brazier says:

    Heather – love you saying Sassy. Great segment. You kept it together with the stove issue! And I love this dish. Healthy Fried rice (“quinoa”!)

  • Jonathan Woods says:

    Heather – You were outstanding as usuall, but what was with the guy host ?? He kept interrupting you and being a general knucklehead putz !! I will soon be searching for gomasio as that sounds like a “must have” in our spice cabinet. Great job !!

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