Healthy Monday: Semi-Homemade Fried Rice (Vegetarian)

Studies suggest we are more likely to maintain behaviors begun on Monday throughout the week. That makes Monday the perfect day to make a change for your health and the health of our planet.

I (finally) cooked!

Kind of.


It was semi-homemade fried rice, courtesy of Trader Joe’s frozen section.

Semi-Homemade Vegetarian Fried Rice

Ingredients (serves 2 – we have big appetites)

  • 1 bag of frozen veggie fried rice from Trader Joe’s (“4 servings” supposedly)
  • 1 bag of frozen vegetables (medley of beans and carrots)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add vegetables. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs in a cup. Add to veggies. Scramble the eggs and veggies for 2-3 minutes, or until the eggs are mostly done.
  3. Add in the rice. Continue to cook for 5 minutes or so, or until the rice is heated through.
  4. Serve!

Delicious. Semi-homemade is the way to go when you don’t have much time or motivation to cook. I got the ingredients for this dish from the new Trader Joe’s on the upper west side. It was a nice ~1.5 mile walk each way.

Healthy Monday: healthy-ish home cooking (whether it’s semi-homemade or fully homemade – homecooking is probably better than restaurant-made) and lots of walking.

What is your favorite semi-homemade dish to prepare? What is your favorite Trader Joe’s product?

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8 Comments on Healthy Monday: Semi-Homemade Fried Rice (Vegetarian)

  1. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear
    22 November, 2010 at 3:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I love fried rice.. with a bit of egg and veggies. I must make this at home soon!

  2. Divya Vikram
    22 November, 2010 at 3:55 pm (6 years ago)

    I like a lot of TJ’s products. the vegetable masala burgers are my favorite!

  3. melissa @ the delicate place
    23 November, 2010 at 11:50 am (6 years ago)

    yay for cooking! i’ll be doing plenty of that tomorrow/thursday since i’m hosting!

  4. Beth @ To the Fullest
    23 November, 2010 at 3:15 pm (6 years ago)

    “Kind of” cooking? I think not! If it involved post-eating clean-up, then I vote it was true blue cooking! 🙂

  5. Beth @ To the Fullest
    23 November, 2010 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Btw, I totally cover all Trader Joe stores. Want!!

  6. Beth @ To the Fullest
    23 November, 2010 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Gar typo! Make that “I totally covet TJs.” 🙂

  7. Tiffany
    24 November, 2010 at 8:36 am (6 years ago)

    Yum, yum, veg fried rice w/egg is the best. I need to do some pronto!!

  8. Mary
    13 December, 2010 at 10:12 pm (6 years ago)

    Fried rice seems to be very versatile. You could almost put whatever leftovers you find in the refrigerator.