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Vegetable Fried Rice
This delicious and healthy rice recipe is simple to make and ideal for serving with many Asian-inspired meals.
Vegetarian fried rice is one of my go-to ways to use broccoli, which is packed with antioxidants and protein. Plus, it’s low in calories, fat and carbs!
Start by preheating your wok or skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and then toss in all your vegetables – carrots, snow peas, beans, mushrooms and green onions (if using). Stir frequently until they’re crisp-tender about 4 minutes.
While the vegetables are cooking, bring a pot of water to boil for the rice. Drain and cool completely before using so that the grains don’t get clumped together in your stir fry.
Once cooked, combine cooked rice and all remaining vegetables (except the beaten eggs) in a large bowl. Gently toss to mix everything together.
Once everything has been combined, transfer to a large serving dish and garnish with chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds. You can serve the vegetable fried rice right away or store in your refrigerator until serving time.
This fried rice recipe is ideal for a quick, nutritious, and flavorful dinner. It’s packed with fresh veggies and made with slightly less oil than regular fried rice.
Enjoying brown rice as a side dish is not only nutritious and beneficial to your health, but it helps lower its glycemic index as well. Furthermore, this high fiber food may aid weight loss efforts!
Soak the brown rice in water for two hours, and then drain. Use a fork to separate each grain.
You can use any kind of cooked rice in this recipe, but I recommend a long-grained variety such as basmati. If you don’t have access to that option, white rice works just as well.
This vegetarian fried rice gets its unique flavor from toasted sesame oil, which you can find in most grocery stores or make your own from roasted sesame seeds and sunflower oil.
Chinese Fried Rice
Fried rice is a classic Chinese dish that makes great leftovers. Plus, you can customize it with all your favorite vegetables and add-ins – from shrimp to chicken or salmon – for endless options!
When making the ideal fried rice, there are a few key things to remember. Use the appropriate kind of rice and ensure it has cooked thoroughly before adding it to the pan.
For optimal flavor, choose long-grain white or jasmine rice as your main ingredient. Both types of grains have a delicate scent that adds to the finished dish’s appeal.
Additionally, short-grain and medium-grain rice tend to clump together when stir-fried. To prevent this from occurring, chill your rice before cooking it.
If you’re looking to add some crunch and sweetness to your fried rice, peas or carrots are great additions. Both contain natural fiber and sweetness which will complement the other flavors in the dish.
Before adding the rice, be sure to stir-fry your vegetables for a couple minutes in order for them to cook through and not become soft or mushy. This ensures your veggies get cooked through without becoming overcooked or undercooked.
After seasoning your fried rice with soy sauce and salt, you can add additional flavor. Alternatively, you could forgo the soy sauce entirely and substitute a more neutral condiment like honey instead.
Finally, add in your choice of meat or egg. Scrambled eggs make an excellent addition to this dish as they add extra texture and protein.
For an even tastier fried rice dish, try using premium light soy sauce. Not only is this more flavorful than regular soy sauce, but it’s much healthier too!
Masala, which in Hindi translates to spice mixture, is a common ingredient in Indian cuisine. This aromatic concoction includes garlic, ginger, chile paste, tomato and onion along with several herbs and spices such as coriander, cinnamon, cumin, cloves and cardamom.
Spice blends are the staple ingredient in many dishes across India and now around the world. You can find it both dry and paste form at most grocery stores.
This recipe uses masala with cooked rice and other ingredients for a flavorful yet straightforward one-pot meal. Enjoy this nutritious side for breakfast or even pack it away as an easy lunch box snack!
This recipe works great with leftover rice, so feel free to utilize any that may have been left over from previous meals. Additionally, you can substitute various vegetables for the onion and tomatoes.
Begin by heating a pan over medium-high heat and swirling some ghee in it. Next, add in chopped onions and saute until soft and golden brown.
Add boiled potatoes to this recipe for an extra layer of flavor and texture. Plus, it’s so simple to make that you may have leftover rice from other recipes – perfect!
Rice is cooked until tender and fluffy, then mixed with spices for a nutritious dish that makes an ideal light dinner. Serve it alongside cucumber raita and some boiled eggs for a satisfyingly filling meal sure to please everyone at your table.
This recipe can be prepared in either a pressure cooker or regular pot on the stove top. To use a pressure cooker, simply bring water to a boil and add your rice. After some time has passed, reduce heat to low and let simmer for several more minutes until your rice has reached your desired tenderness. Once done, remove from pan and drain.
Vegetable Spiced Rice
Vegetable spiced rice is an incredibly flavorful one-pot meal that’s simple to prepare and loved by all. It makes an excellent side dish to accompany any Indian meal, particularly chicken or fish dishes, while being both vegan-friendly and plant-based friendly.
Basmati rice is the star ingredient in this recipe, giving it a distinct nutty taste not found with plain white rice. To enhance it further, you can add smoked paprika, garlic powder or curry powder for even greater flavor. Feel free to experiment with different veggies too – I like adding red pepper, green beans and peas together for extra color and texture!
This one-skillet vegetarian meal is packed with tons of nourishing veggies, black beans and chewy rice. It makes an excellent lunch or dinner choice and is finished off with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for extra zest.
Start by pre-soaking the rice if you plan on cooking it in a pressure cooker to help it cook more quickly. Once soaked, drain and rinse thoroughly; set aside.
Next, combine oil and ghee in a pan and heat until hot. Next, add onion and saute until softened.
After some time has elapsed, add carrots, eggplant and potatoes and mix thoroughly. When vegetables are tender, remove from heat and stir in thyme, basil and coriander leaves. Lastly, stir in cooked rice along with salt and ghee before simmering for another minute to incorporate spices into the rice.
This nutritious turmeric vegetable rice offers all the flavor of a traditional curry dish but is much healthier for you! Plus, it comes together much faster than most traditional recipes, making it the ideal choice when you need something quick in no time!
You can easily alter the spices used for this rice by adding cumin, fennel, dill or chili powder. Or add herbs such as rosemary, thyme or parsley for an additional layer of flavor and freshness.
This spicy rice is a must-try, especially if you’re on a diet and looking to incorporate more vegetables into your meals. Not only that, but it makes an easy and healthy side dish for any Indian meal or vegan/plant-based eating as well!