Fried Brown Rice

May 28, 2015

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Fried rice is the best, but it’s also the worst for you.  We’ve been playing around with healthy fried rice recipes lately, and this is the one we’ve landed on.  It’s light on oil and has far more fiber than traditional fried rice.  At 360 calories, 11 grams of fat and 15 grams of protein, this good-for-you version tastes remarkably like the fried rice you know and love.

Ingredients: 

1 ½ teaspoons hot water

½ teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon mirin

3 teaspoons soy sauce

2 cups cooked short grain brown rice (about ¾ cup dry rice and 1.5 cups water)

¼ cup frozen peas & carrots

2 cloves of garlic

1 scallion, sliced

2 eggs, whisked

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

 

Directions:

This recipe works best with day old rice, so if you have the time, we highly recommend you don’t skip this step!

Whisk together hot water, honey, sesame oil, mirin and soy sauce and set aside.

In a large sauté pan, heat the vegetable oil and cook the onion for 5 minutes until translucent.  Next, add the garlic, and then the rice and stir.  Stir in the sauce (that you made and set aside) and and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the rice to absorb the liquid. Using a spatula, move the rice onto one side of the pan.  In the empty side of the pan, add the egg with a pinch of salt and pepper. Scramble the egg, and once cooked, mix it into the rice.  Stir in the carrots, peas, and scallions.

Serve hot.

Serves 2

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