Second Life Fried Rice

 
Second Life Healthy Fried Rice Recipe: Leftover (or freshly cooked) Brown or Wild Rice, Eggs, Onion, Garlic, Veggies, green peas, Untoasted sesame oil, Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) to taste - Sweet Science Nutrition & Wellness, Healthy Sobriety with health coach Elena Skroznikova
 
 

My “Second Life Fried Rice” Recipe

I often find myself with an abundance of leftover cooked rice. I make batches of it ahead of time to use in my morning porridge, to have as a side with protein dishes, and to accompany sautéed vegetables—but it’s tricky to predict exactly how much I’ll want at any given time.

Thankfully this bounty is a happy circumstance, since a little extra rice can always be put to good use. Here’s one delicious way.

The Recipe

Serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 - 3 cups leftover rice (wild and brown are my favorites)

  • 3 to 5 eggs

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 - 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or thinly sliced

  • 2 - 3 cups veggies (carrots, broccoli, celery, fennel, green beans—whatever you’ve got!)

  • ½ - 1 cup canned green peas (always buy cans with BPA-free lining)

  • Untoasted sesame oil

  • Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) to taste


TOOLS

Two frying pans


Directions

  • Heat the untoasted sesame oil in the pan

  • Sauté the onion and garlic in one pan, vegetables in the other. Once they’re done to your liking (I prefer mine brown at the edges), combine them into one pan.

  • Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl with 1 tablespoon untoasted sesame oil, then fry it in the empty pan like you’re making an egg pancake. After a couple of minutes, gently break it up with a spatula.

  • Add the sautéed veggies, rice, green peas, and tamari sauce to the eggs and cook for a few more minutes

  • Enjoy your rice’s second life!


NOTES

If you don’t have leftover rice on hand, you can cook some just for this recipe (of course :)

Tamari is usually salty enough for me, but add a little sea salt at the end if you like.

I like to mix this simple recipe up each time I make it, with different types of rice and various veggies. If you want to spice things up, this is a great dish to experiment on! Especially if you’re new to certain spices, you can even try sprinkling a tiny bit of them onto individual bites as a taste test.

 

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Elena Skroznikova

Enjoy!

I’m Elena Skroznikova, founder of the Sweet Science wellness program. I’m a certified nutrition counselor, science-based health coach, and addiction survivor. I help people in recovery heal their bodies and minds so they can learn to love sober life—not just survive it.

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Second Life Healthy Fried Rice Recipe: Leftover (or freshly cooked) Brown or Wild Rice, Eggs, Onion, Garlic, Veggies, green peas, Untoasted sesame oil, Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) to taste - Sweet Science Nutrition & Wellness, Healthy Sobriety with health coach Elena Skroznikova

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