Fresh “Fried” Rice

If I posted an Asian noodle dish, you can be sure fried rice will be represented too!

Except this rice has less emphasis on the fried part, using less oil. Think of it as a braise and light stir-fry. Either way, it still has the flavor and substance to fill you up anytime of the day.

When I eat fried rice, or this “fried” version, I love lots of garlic. I personally double the garlic in this one – at least. It adds a lot of flavor and, you guessed it, some great health benefits. What separates this from most is that it is white, so it has a different class of phytochemicals. Generally, we want as much of a variety of colors in our diet to give us different phytochemicals that act primarily as antioxidants to fight cellular damage. And garlic is one of the few white ones.

Beyond the phytonutrients, garlic has sulfur that boosts our immune response, it’s antifungal and antibacterial, and it has a myriad of other minerals our bodies need to function properly and ward off disease.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 pt. chicken broth
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • *Optional, 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 3 Tbsp carrots
  • 2 eggs

Steps:

  • Dice onion, celery, carrots
  • Mince garlic, ginger
  • Heat oil in large frying pan
  • Fry eggs over-hard, then remove
  • Add more oil to cook all vegetables until soft
  • Add rice and mix
  • Transfer to a pot
  • Pour broth and stir
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer 15-16 min
  • Turn heat off, resting for 5-10 min or until liquid absorb
  • Chop the eggs and add back to the rice
  • Optional, you can use chicken, beef, pork too. Just cook beforehand and season with a little soy sauce (garlic and shallots are great too!)

GFCF, SF

Legend:

  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • Soy Optional
  • DF – dairy free
  • Egg Optional

Resources:

https://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/health-benefits-garlic

20 Comments

  1. whengaugdig

    waow fried rice but not fried rice

  2. putmaxblen

    that sounds sooo much healthier

  3. xithimenet

    If you want an even healthier, low-carb option, try riced cauliflour!

  4. putmaxblen

    what’s riced cauiliflower??

  5. xithimenet

    It’s just grated cauliflour. But not too small or it becomes mushy!

  6. putmaxblen

    ehhh i think i’ll stick to rice, i love- i mean, my family loves rice

  7. xithimenet

    Sigh not gonna lie, I think I forgot what rice tastes like

  8. putmaxblen

    wutttt what do u mean?

  9. xithimenet

    I’ve been following the keto diet! I feel great but I miss a lot of things, like rice

  10. putmaxblen

    good for uuuu though. i’ll eat enough rice for both of us

  11. putmaxblen

    *my family wlll help too

  12. xithimenet

    Haha thanks, I appreciate that

  13. galwilpt2

    anyone have a substiute for soy sauce?

  14. xithimenet

    Bragg’s liquid aminos works great, tastes practically the same

  15. galwilpt2

    liquid aminos?

  16. xithimenet

    i’m not sure how but it’s made from coconuts. i think by fermentation or something. good though!

  17. roumdadcorn

    ^i standby this! bragg’s is a trustworthy brand too

  18. goobishel

    maybe I shouldn’t read recipes while hungry

  19. 076lemonad

    But that’s more motivation to go and make it!

  20. goobishel

    ugh I just got off a long day at work. thinking of just hitting panda express to get my fried rice mix

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