What is your new year’s resolution? Is eating green and healthy on your list? It is for me. Eating more greens and vegetables is on the top of my new year’s resolution list. Eating green sounds good, but unfortunately, it is a lot easier said than done. It is not the easiest thing to consume large amounts of vegetable and make them yummy!
To solve this problem, I would like to share my super easy recipe for a yummy fried rice with you.
Two great things about fried rice is first, it is healthy and yummy, and second, it allows you to use all those leftover vegetables sitting in your refrigerator.
One minor drawback of making fried rice is all the chopping you have to do! I am not a big fan of equipping my kitchen with super-fancy and super–expensive kitchen tools. However, I keep a good chef knife handy in order to avoid “cooking fatigue” that can happen if you try chopping a bunch of vegetables with a cheap, dull knife. If you are ready to commit yourself to eating green and living a healthy lifestyle, I recommend that you should get yourself a good chef knife.
Ingredients (two servings)
Sauce: soy sauce (3 TB), sugar (half TB), sesames oil (half TB)
Canola oil (any vegetable oil), Salt, Pepper
Rice, Eggs (the number of servings), any vegetable in your refrigerator like broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onion, mushroom, and so on
1. Cook fresh rice (white or brown) or use leftover rice (I prefer to use leftover rice.)
2. Chop all the vegetables into bite-size portions
3. Start to stir-fry hard vegetables, like broccoli and carrots, with vegetable oil in a large sauté pan.
4. Add a little water in the pan and close the lid to steam-cook the vegetables until they are half-cooked and softened.
5. Add soft vegetables, like onions and mushrooms, to the sauté pan and stir fry them with the hard vegetables.
6. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
7. Move all the vegetables cooked to the edge of the sauté pan and put the rice in the center of the pan.
8. Add the sauce you already prepared (mix soy sauce, sugar and sesames oil together) and mix it with only the rice.
9. Mix the rice and vegetables together.
10. Make a fried egg (sunny side up) and serve the fried rice with the egg on the top.
11. Finish up the fried rice by sprinkling sesames on the top. (Option)
If you want, you can sprinkle Sriracha sauce on the top of the fried rice to add some heat.
Also, you can put more vegetables and less rice in your fried rice to avoid excessive consumption of carbohydrates.