Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"fried" rice

In our efforts to a healthier eating I have tried recreating out to eat dishes to help the size of our wallet and our waist line.  I put the fried in quotations because when I was making it my husband informed me that it really wasn't fried rice because it wasn't sizzling enough.  I made sure to just keep cooking it till some pieces got a little crunchy and that seemed to satisfy everyone.

"fried" rice

2 tsp. butter
3 eggs
3 cups cooked short grain brown rice
1 package of frozen mixed vegetables
splash of Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce

 Use one teaspoon of the butter to cook your eggs.  Crack them in a hot pan with the melted butter and let cook on one side before they turn brown.  Flip them over so they can cook all the way through- you don't want a runny egg just a fried egg.  You can even us a fork and puncture the yolk a little bit when you first put it in or scramble the egg all together (which is what we did this time because one kids just ate eggs).

Set eggs aside and cut them while you add the other teaspoon of butter along with the vegetables.  Let soften up a bit then add the cooked rice, cut up eggs, and splash of Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce.  Cook or "fry" till ready to serve.

You have an endless choice of vegetables with this.  Maybe onions, mushrooms, whatever your family likes.  Frozen was convenient for me this time but I would love to add some other variety.  It actually served as a great lunch for my 11 month old the next day.


  1. this is one of my favorite meals! i always add chopped onion and sometimes garlic. and i add leftover ham or chicken, too.

  2. I loved fried rice and have never successfully made it at home. Will be giving this a try - thanks!!

  3. Just what I'm looking for right now! I have a serious craving for fried rice after seeing your photo!