Monday, May 21, 2012

Veggie Fried Rice

It's hard to get my kids to all eat the same things.  I often have to make different meals for everyone. Which of course, is quite annoying.  One thing that we all agree on is fried rice.  You know, the take out kind that has so much grease that you can take a paper towel to it and blot it?  It's good, of course but oh-so high calorie.  I've made fried rice before but the kids haven't eaten it.  That was a couple of years ago so I wanted to try it again. 

This was really good. We ate it with chicken egg foo yung.  The boys did not go for the egg foo yung but they DID like the rice!  Score!  They ate theirs with some ham which was find with me.  At least all of us liked the rice.

Veggie Fried Rice
Adapted from Annie's Eats

2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup frozen peas
 1 cup bean sprouts
3 green onions, chopped
4 cups cold cooked rice
3 tbsp. soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large skillet.  Once the pan is hot, add the eggs.  Cook, stirring until they are lightly scrambled but not dry.  Transfer the eggs to a plate and set aside.  Wipe out the pan and return to the heat. 

Add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan.  Add the carrots and onion to the pan.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are slightly tender, about 5 - 7 minutes.  Stir in the peas, bean sprouts and green onions.  Cook briefly, about 1 minute.  Add the rice to the pan and stir, breaking up the clumps.  Stir in the soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.  Continue the cook, stirring occasionally, until completely warmed through.  Stir in the eggs.

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My Meatless Mondays at My Sweet and Savory
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The Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Whole Food Wednesdays at This Chick Cooks


  1. I haven't had fried rice in forever because of how much of a nutritional disaster it is but this sounds so tasty!

  2. YUM! I have never made homemade fried rice, but this looks delicious.

  3. I love fried rice. I make it all the time and in the end it's more vegetables than rice with all the veggies I try to cram in. I never thought of adding bean sprouts before, I will have to give it a try.

  4. Your version sounds great, I'm a big fan of fried rice myself.

  5. We love fried pinning this to make soon. Thanks for the added veggies.

  6. That looks so good! My husband makes the best fried rice, but he is a bit heavy handed with the olive oil!

  7. Debbie, this looks delicious. We only have veggie fried rice so I will have to try yours. The best, I have had, so far, is Ellie Krieger's. I am willing to take bets on yours. :)

    Thanks for sharing with My Meatless Mondays.

  8. Fried rice is one of our families favorites! I have never even given it a thought to try to make it at home. You have made it sound so easy that I'm going to have a go at it and see how it turns out. I'll have to substitute Tofu for the eggs though, so I hope it still tastes good ☺ Thanks for sharing in my recipe hop last week and my apologies for being late to visit.