Simple Vegetarian Fried Rice

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I never knew fried rice was so simple until I saw a friend’s mom making it, and unlike the fast-food versions this recipe is actually a balanced meal all by itself. You will need to start with cooked rice, so make some the night before or use up leftovers from another meal.

My suggestion? Always make extra rice. You never know when it might come in handy.

Making Fried Rice

Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and coat the pan before cracking the eggs directly into the pan (no need to scramble them first!). Stir the eggs as they cook, adding salt and pepper to your taste.

Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!

Add the veggies and stir every few minutes until they are mostly thawed.  Fresh veggies are a great choice too, but you will have to cook them separately from the egg as they tend to take longer than their frozen counterparts.

Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!

Stir in the cooked rice, along with the other teaspoon of oil.  Try to use brown rice instead of white to make this meal even healthier!

Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!

Pour the soy sauce over the mixture and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or two, until the rice and veggies start to brown slightly and all the liquid is absorbed.

Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!

Serve and enjoy!

Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!Unlike the fast-food versions, this vegetarian fried rice is actually a balanced meal all by itself and only takes 10 minutes!

Vegetarian Fried Rice
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups cooked rice (about ½ cup uncooked)
  • 2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups frozen veggies (we used peas and corn)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and coat the pan before cracking the eggs directly into the pan (no need to scramble them first!). Stir the eggs as they cook, adding salt and pepper to your taste.
  2. Add the veggies and stir every few minutes until they are mostly thawed. Fresh veggies are a great choice too, but you will have to cook them separately from the egg as they tend to take longer than their frozen counterparts.
  3. Stir in the cooked rice, along with the other teaspoon of oil. Pour the soy sauce over the mixture and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or two, until the rice and veggies start to brown slightly and all the liquid is absorbed.
Notes
Per serving: 374 cal | 14g fat | 57g carbs | 8g fibre | 16g protein
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 384 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 7g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 59g Sugar: 0g Sodium: 662mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 15g Cholesterol: 186mg

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