Better Than Takeout
Healthy fried rice is so much better than Chinese takeout fried rice. The reason we love fried rice at all is it’s the perfect combination of rice, salt, and oil that hits your tastebuds in just the right way. It’s certainly crave-worthy, which makes it so easy to order from the Chinese takeout restaurant when you don’t want to cook, but…
Make Your Own!
Takeout is so NOT good for you! Chinese takeout is definitely one of the worst types of food you can order. It is surely loaded with….
- Way too much salt
- Genetically modified soy sauce
- MSG (a chemical flavor enhancer)
- Corn syrup (sticky sweet sauces!)
- Highly-processed inflammatory oils
You probably even notice how you don’t feel so great after you eat it. My Healthy Fried Rice is authentically chewy, crunchy, and savory all at the same time. It’s a less oily and lighter version of the greasy takeout your used to. So eat up, it’s all good! Eating healthy is not about depriving yourself from yummy foods. It’s about eating the way that makes you feel your best, and then when you want something that probably isn’t the healthiest, you find a way to make it in the cleanest way you can! Therefore, making recipes like this is still a treat, but it’s a treat you can feel good about eating.
Healthy Fried RicePrint This
- 4 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 cup cooked rice (it is better to use leftover rice because it is starchier and will crisp better)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup frozen peas (optional)
- 2-3 tbsp. shredded carrot (optional)
- 1/8 pound ground beef (optional)
- Pinch of sea salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, or to taste
- Chili paste or hot sauce, to taste
- Add 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil to a pan.
- If using ground beef, add it to the pan with salt and pepper. Sauté until the meat is browned.
- Remove the sautéed beef mixture from the pan, place it in a bowl and set it to the side.
- *Make sure you are NOT using a non-stick pan for this step!!* Add the remaining 2 tbsp. oil to the pan over medium-high heat and sauté frozen peas and carrots until almost cooked through.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add your cooked rice to the pan with the vegetables, toss to combine.
- In a separate bowl, crack your egg and break the yolk.
- Add the egg to pan and scramble the egg with the veggies and rice.
- Add the soy sauce and cooked beef mixture to the pan, combine everything together. (You can also add chili paste)
- Turn up the heat and allow the rice to get pretty crusty on the bottom, flip the rice to crust the other side. (You may need to remove half of the mixture at a time to get a good crust on the rice.)
- Serve immediately, enjoy!