Class and Sass

Serve it up–Easy and Healthy Fried Rice

In FIT, Recipes on October 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

A personal favorite of mine has always been fried rice.  Simple and delicious, it’s one of my go-to comfort foods. But the heavy, greasy stuff from the local Chinese restaurant always leaves me feeling sluggish, so I finally learned how to make my own–a healthy and easy adaptation.

Here’s what you need:

Brown rice
Soy Sauce–preferably low sodium
Veggies–I usually use onion, zucchini and carrots, but the options
are endless
Egg
Garlic
–secret ingredient
Ginger
Chicken
–optional
Butter–I only use a little bit of “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

Directions:

Start cooking the rice. This can take a while, so if you know in advance you’re going to make this, it works best with day-old brown rice. Otherwise, start the rice first.

Then, start slicing and dicing all your veggies and put them into one large bowl. (Makes it easier)

Cut up the chicken and start cooking that in a skillet, you can use the same skillet the entire time or use two, one for the chicken and then one to make the actual rice.

Scramble up your eggs in the skillet

Once the rice is done and the chicken is almost done, put a little butter and soy sauce into a large skillet and start adding veggies slowly. (It can sometimes take a while to get the veggies cooked, be patient.)

While the veggies are getting warmed up, continue adding more slowly and then add the rice.  Continue mixing everything together and adding more soy sauce as you see fit–there’s no science to this, whatever you like.

This is also a great time to add in some garlic and ginger if you like.

Keep adding and mixing until you are all done, it’s that simple!

*Sorry for the bad picture, my camera was dead last night so it was my BlackBerry to the rescue 🙂

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