As promised, my healthy fried rice recipe. Actually, more like Bobby’s healthy fried rice recipe. He doesn’t cook much, but he makes this dish really well. I taught him. But first, a challenge update…
- More healthy fats – yep, kicked this one out of the ballpark again. Lots of PBU (in oat bran and plain), sesame seeds (cool idea coming), and some sesame oil.
- Less kabocha – well, no. I had a whole one again. But I know I can do this soon.
- Spontaneity – yeah!
Here is the recipe that I spontaneously decided to eat on Wednesday night. It was delicious. To veganize this, omit the eggs and use tofu in place of meat.
Healthy Fried Rice
Ingredients (serves 3-4?)
- 1.5 cups basmati rice (dry)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped (or grated)
- meat/tofu – we used 1 nitrate/nitrite free hot dog (chopped up) and 1 frozen chicken breast (chopped up)
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 1 big stalk of celery, sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter/margarine (earth balance light)
- 2 eggs (organic, cage-free)
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (more or less, to taste)
- chili powder, to taste (~1 teaspoon)
- 1-2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (optional)
- <1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
- Cook the rice. I used a rice cooker.
- In a wok, heat the oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and let it start to get crispy. Add the meat/tofu and saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add the veggies and mix for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add the rice to the wok and mix it well. Add the butter, chili powder, soy sauce, some teriyaki sauce (if using), and mix.
- Crack the eggs into the rice mixture and stir them around until they’re cooked through. Stir in some sesame seeds, if using.
- Serve hot, and top with more teriyaki sauce if you’d like. I didn’t; Bobby did.
I think the reason I liked this so much was because the rice was basmati rice. I do actually enjoy basmati rice sometimes. My mom tells me there’s a brown basmati rice so I’ll have to check that out.
What are your weekend plans? Bobby has off today and we’re going to lounge… tomorrow we have a bbq, and Sunday I’m teaching SAT prep.