As an Asian person, I find that my comfort food is rice and a bunch of veggies. I love the warm deliciousness of a well done fried rice. It’s not terribly unhealthy and quite easy to make with a bunch of leftover vegetables or rice. So the next time you have a hankering just make it at home rather than spending the $8-$12 to get it at a restaurant get take out.
Here’s the way I make it so that it’s vegan. If you’d like the usual fried rice just add an egg and scramble it in after the pan is heated and the rice is added. It’s still vegetarian in that way and what’s great about fried rice is that you can add anything you want.
My favorite ingredients:
2-4 tbsp Vegetable oil
2-4 cloves of garlic
2 cups Cooked white jasmine rice
1/2 cup of corn boiled/steamed
1/4 cup of peas boiled/steamed
1 stalk of green onion chopped
8-10 chopped mushrooms
2-3 tbsp of your favorite soy sauce ( I like liquid aminos or Maggie)
In a large saute pan heat and spread the vegetable oil on medium high heat. Add the garlic until aromatic. Mix in the mushrooms and broccoli since they need to first dehydrate. Cook for about 5 minutes.
You may then add the rice, peas, green onion and corn. Stir in the soy sauce to taste and mix until homogeneous. If it is too dry you may mix in another tbsp of oil to loosen up the leftover rice. Here is where you would mix in a beaten egg if you plan on having it. Add pepper to taste.
There you have it, an easy 10 minute recipe that delivers delicious and healthy fried rice.