Ever find yourself with three containers of left over rice in the fridge? That usually signals that we’ve had a super busy week where we ordered in more than once.
Throwing food out is something that makes me cringe. I grew up in that era of ‘there are starving kids in Africa’…though somehow my parents never felt my suggestion of ‘then send them my food’ was a good one…
This Egg Fried Rice is one easy way to use up both rice and veggies lurking in the back of your fridge. You could skip the eggs and just do rice for a vegan option too.
It’s pretty simple, quick and filling. If you try this, let me know how it worked out for you and be sure to tag @happyeatshealthy on IG or FB!
2 tbls tamari (or soy sauce)
1/2 tbls sherry, rice or red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbls fresh grated ginger
1 tbls avocado oil
1/2 cup sliced onion (I used a mix of both red and yellow)
1 celery stick, sliced on the angle
1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1/2 cup frozen peas
1-2 cooked rice
~1/4 cup water
Optional toppings: hot sauce, cumin-spiked yogurt, kimchi, smoked salmon or other protein.
Mix together the tamari, vinegar, garlic and ginger, set aside.
Cut all the veggies. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and let cook for about 2 minutes, they should be just getting a little browned on the edges.
Add in the remaining veggies, toss well and often. Cook until they begin to soften and begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
Make a hole in the middle of the veggies, crack in the eggs and break the yolks. Let the eggs cook until almost set then add the cooked rice and peas and scramble all together.
Pour the tamari mixture and water over the top and toss well. Depending on the dryness or stickiness of your rice, you may want a little more water just to keep the whole thing slightly moist.
Remove from heat and serve with hot sauce.
->Use whatever veggies and left over rice you have laying around, this is a pretty forgiving recipe.
->Top it with smoked salmon or even a few scoop of your take-out left-over protein.