I find it kinda funny how some recipes just seem to come to me out of thin air while others can be right in front of my eyes and I miss them completely. For example, Kenya LOVES eggs, peas and rice, so I can’t believe I didn’t think of making this dish sooner. This isn’t your usual “fried” rice, though, laden with oil and msg. This is a healthy version that has all the flavor of fried rice while still being super easy to make.
I usually prepare a big batch of brown rice to keep in the fridge for everyone in the house to nibble on all week. Also, since you can make so many fast simple sauces to mix in with brown rice, having some already cooked makes meal time that much simpler. I try as much as possible to give Kenya recipes without salt, but that would cut out a ton of Chinese and Japanese dishes I want to make him, so I use Bragg Liquid Aminos as an alternative. Bragg’s has less sodium than soy sauce and has 16 amino acids, the basic structural building blocks of proteins.
This is a great dish to take along when you don’t want to carry three different food groups on an outing. With this one, you have everything all in one dish!
We used these to make this recipe_
Vegetable "Fried" Rice
- 1 Tbsp + 2 Tsp Oil, peanut or vegetable
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 Tbsp scallions, diced
- 1 Tsp ginger, minced
- 2 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper, chopped fine
- 1/2 Cup peas
- 1 Cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 Tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Heat 2 Tsp of oil in a wok or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and coat the entire pan like a pancake. Scramble for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Place the eggs on a plate. Cut into bite size pieces.
- 2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet over medium high heat and saute the scallions, ginger and red bell pepper for 2 minutes. Add the peas and rice and continue to stir and cook 1 minute.
- 3. Add the eggs, sesame oil, Bragg’s or soy sauce and cook another minute or until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- 4. Serve.