Easy & Healthy Fried Rice Recipe by Tasty

Easy & Healthy Fried Rice Recipe by Tasty

Easy & Healthy Fried Rice Recipe by Tasty

We all know and love classic fried rice, but sometimes you crave a lighter, healthier option. This isn’t your average takeout fried rice. It’s packed with flavor, colorful veggies, and protein. It’s perfect for a satisfying lunch or a quick dinner.

The Secret to Success: The Rice

The key to healthy fried rice lies in the rice itself. Leftover rice chills overnight and actually works best, unlike cooked rice. Why? Chilling dries the rice grains a bit. This keeps them from getting mushy in the pan.

But wait, you say, I don’t have leftover rice! No worries! Here’s a quick trick: Cook your rice as the package says. Then, spread it on a baking sheet and chill it for at least 30 minutes before using.

Veggie Powerhouse

This recipe is all about customization. Here’s a base to get you started, but feel free to swap in your favorite veggies:

  • Ingredients:

    • 2 tbsp avocado oil

    • 3 cloves garlic, minced

    • 1 cup chopped carrots

    • 1 cup broccoli florets

    • 1 red bell pepper, diced

    • 1 cup frozen peas

    • 3 cups cooked and chilled brown rice

    • 3 eggs, beaten

    • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

    • Salt and pepper to taste

    • Chopped green onions (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.

  2. Add carrots, broccoli, and bell pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

  3. Push the veggies to the side of the pan and add the eggs. Scramble the eggs until cooked through.

  4. Add the rice, peas, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, breaking up any clumps of rice.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve immediately.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Want to add protein? Saute diced chicken, shrimp, or tofu with the garlic for an extra boost.

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or sriracha with the soy sauce.

  • Leftovers? Repurpose them into fried rice spring rolls or veggie fried rice bowls!

This Easy & Vibrant Veggie Fried Rice is delicious. It’s a great way to embrace healthy eating without sacrificing flavor. So ditch the takeout menu and whip up this satisfying meal in under 30 minutes. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!

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