Friday, April 24, 2015

Fun Food Friday- Vegetable Fried Rice

I try to have healthy sides at dinner, but after awhile, salads and veggies just start to get boring. :) So every once in awhile I get a little more exciting and make vegetable fried rice. It's super easy to make and a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables. :) The only down side about it is it's best to use rice that's been in the refrigerator a couple of days, so you have to think ahead, but honestly, I made the rice for this one in the morning and it turned out fine. :) I also used brown rice and I can't taste the difference. So if you're looking for a little more exciting side dish, try this one. And it goes really great with Orange Pork Chops.

Ingredients: Cooked Brown Rice, Frozen Peas & Carrots, Eggs, Green Onion, Olive Oil, Soy Sauce

In a large skillet heat up 2 teaspoons of olive oil

Add the rice to the skillet

Stir it around to coat with oil. Then spread it out into a think layer over the pan and let it cook for a couple minutes. Stir it and repeat for a couple more minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas and carrots

Stir it in and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the veggies are soft

Now comes the fun part. Spread the rice/veggies to the outside to create space in the middle of the pan

Crack the eggs into a cup and mix together

Pour the eggs into the middle of the pan (I do it in 2 segments so the eggs don't get all in the rice)

Scramble the eggs...

Until they're all cooked

Then mix them in with the rice (if you're doing it in 2 segments, make space in the middle again and scramble the rest of the eggs)

Add 1/2 cup of diced green onion...

And 1-3 teaspoons of soy sauce, depending on your taste (I'm not a huge fan of soy sauce, so I just add a little)

Stir it all around and there you have it

Vegetable Fried Rice

And like I said, it goes great with Orange Pork Chops



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Vegetable Fried Rice
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 10oz package frozen peas and carrots (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup green onion, diced
1-3 teaspoons soy sauce
In a large skillet heat oil. Add rice and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they soften. Spread the rice/veggie mixture out to the sides of the pan, leaving space in the middle. Scramble the eggs until firm, mix into the rice. Add the green onion and soy sauce. Give one last stir. 

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