I have a problem……I never cook the right amount of rice, I always have at least 2 cups left over and I hate throwing food away, just makes me feel terrible. So to solve this problem I came up with this fried rice recipe its delicious and dare I say better than take out!!!
VEGETABLE FRIED RICE – serves 2
* 2 cups cooked brown rice
* 1 small onion, finely chopped
* 2 large mushrooms, chopped
* 1/2 cup broccoli
* 1/2 green pepper,chopped
* 1 small carrot, chopped in strips
* 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
* 3 cloves garlic minced
* 1 tbsp ginger, minced
* 1 spring onion, chopped
* 1 tsp maple syrup
* 1 tbsp sesame seeds ( optional)
* 1 1/2 tbsp oil
Heat a wok or frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil. When the oil is hot add the onion, mushrooms, garlic and ginger cook until the onion is translucent . Next add the broccoli and cook for about 2 minutes while stirring. Now add the remaining oil ( i do this because onion sucks up oil like a sponge) and then add carrot and the green pepper cook for another one minute. Now add in the rice and soy sauce and maple syrup stir until the rice is completely covered. stir in the the green onion and remove from heat.
Sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds and enjoy!!