Favorite Vegetarian Fried Rice

Cheryl Green

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@SpicyMelon

This was my first attempt at making stir fried rice and it was a big hit. The pineapple bits give it just a hint of sweetness. Even my picky eater who does not like rice, gobbled it up. This recipe is adapted from a recipe from a cookbook titled "Simple Chinese Recipes".


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Serves:

6 to 8

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
jasmine rice
2 1/2 to 3 c
vegetable broth, or water
1 - 2 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
2 - 3 Tbsp
oil
1/4
sweet onion, diced
1 - 2
carrots, cut in half lengthwise, and then sliced into half moon shapes
1
red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
1
green bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
4 - 5
portebello mushrooms, sliced
2 clove
garlic, minced
4 - 5 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
1 small
can pineapple tidbits, drained
cilantro or parsley, (optional)
roasted, chopped cashews, (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring broth (or water) to a boil. Add the rice and 1 - 2 Tbsp soy sauce; stir and cook according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
2
Heat the oil in a large skillet, or wok.
Add the prepared vegetables, starting with the onions, stir fry for 3 minutes.
Add the remaining vegetables, stir fry another 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the garlic last, stir fry for 1 minute.
Pour in 1 - 2 Tbsp soy sauce, stir to mix with the vegetables.
3
Add the cooked rice and 1 to 3 Tbsp more of soy sauce, stir to coat the rice. Finally add the drained pineapple bits, stir. Continue to stir fry until well mixed and thoroughly heated. Serve.
4
Garnish with roasted nuts and cilantro (or parsley), if desired.
5
Note: Our family does not eat any added salt and in cooking I usually use products that have low salt; but, I have discovered that we are not fond of store bought vegetable broth, so for this rice I used 1 vegetable bouillon cube (which is high in salt) in the preparation of the rice (and we like it even more).
Note: The first time I made this, both daughters asked for more soy sauce; so, the next time I added it while boiling the rice, along with the soy sauce in the original recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy