Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Edamame Fried Rice

Every time we make a batch of brown rice for dinner we end up with a huge amount left over! And since we hate to waste anything in our house, the left over brown rice went into a new recipe...

By adding protein-packed edamame and eggs along with a bunch of healthy veggies to the brown rice, I was able to create a satisfying one-dish meal. This Edamame Fried Rice turned out delicious! 

What's better than a bowl full of warm fried rice? A bowl full of warm HEALTHY fried rice!

Edamame Fried Rice is a great option for a Meatless Monday dish! You could add cooked chicken or shrimp to this dish for a heartier fried rice too. YUM!

Edamame Fried Rice
Based on a recipe from
makes about 4 servings

3 cups leftover brown rice
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper, to taste

Seasoning - 
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2-1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper

Break up the left over rice with the back of the spoon or fork, or with your hand. Mix all the ingredients for the Seasoning in a small bowl.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok over high heat and cook the eggs first. Use the spatula to break the eggs into small pieces. Set aside. Reheat the wok with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and stir-fry the garlic until aromatic (be careful not to burn it!). Add the edamame and chopped vegetables. Stir to combine well.

Add the rice into the wok and use the spatula to stir-fry continuously until the all the ingredients are well blended. Add the Seasoning into the wok, mix well with the edamame fried rice. Return the eggs into the wok and combine with the rice. Dish out and serve immediately.

Top with some more soy sauce if desired!

You can get shelled edamame in the veggie freezer section of your grocery store.



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