Making homemade fried rice at home is a super easy and delicious way to use up odds and ends from your fridge. Prepare rice the night before for an even quicker meal! Customize this recipe to the type of veggies and add ins your family likes. This also happens to be a yummy idea for a satisfying Meatless Monday family meal.
Veggie Fried Rice
(Adapted from AllRecipes.com)
makes about 4 servings
3 cups cooked brown rice (I used quick cooking rice)
2 and 1/2 cups chopped veggies (I used a mix of red onion, shredded carrots, edamame, corn & peas)
1 clove minced garlic
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 eggs plus 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
Directions: Heat wok in your largest skillet on medium high heat and cook/brown eggs on both sides with a little sesame oil (cook eggs more like a well done pancake as opposed to scrambled eggs). Move cooked eggs to cutting board, chop, and set aside. Heat canola oil in pan and add onions, garlic, carrots, ginger, and red pepper flakes. After a couple minutes, add rice and remaining veggies to pan. Let fry a couple minutes and stir occasionally. Then add soy sauce and sesame oil.
Tip: Cold rice from the night before is a little drier and works great for stir fry. Next time you cook rice, cook a large batch and consider freezing it for future batches of fried rice.
We are huge fried rice fans in our house and everyone loves this method of cooking it at home! Enjoy!
Want more meatless meals? Check out this 7 Layer Tortilla Pie recipe, Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers recipe and Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli recipe and stay tuned for more Meatless recipes in the weeks and months to come! 🙂