Sunday, February 7, 2010

FOOD - Fried Rice Recipe

I went to the store today (after the super bowl started so it would be less crowded). Here are some of the foods I am craving lately (I am kind of proud based on the fact that I used to be a fruit and nut hater). I am pretty sure they will last me the week but you can never be too sure with me.
And since I have been so snacky lately I decided to make a veggie tray to keep in the fridge this week. Maybe I will eat less almonds this way. I don't count vegetables so load me up!
Hubby loves dessert (and me too lately) so I made the chocolate mousse again and portioned it out to eat through out the week.
Here are the ingredients for tonight's fried rice recipe.
Fried Rice

4 or 5 cups cooked white rice (prepared according to box)
6 eggs (for less calories remove 2 or 3 yolks)
3 tablespoons of oil
1 or 2 crowns of broccoli (chopped in small pieces)
¾ cup shredded carrots
½ red bell pepper (chopped small)
½ green bell pepper (chopped small)
½ package of snow peas (they look like pods) chopped
1 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup of low-sodium tamari (an aged soy sauce I find in the ethnic aisle at Kroger)
1. Cook the broccoli with a little Pam in a small pan because it takes longer to cook.
2. Cook rice in a pot according to the box directions.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. While it heats, scramble the eggs in a bowl. Add them to the oil and cook like scrambled eggs.
4. Add the bell peppers, carrots and snow peas to eggs and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Add in the cooked rice and tamari sauce. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
6. Add the frozen peas and broccoli and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

It is ready to serve but will be pretty hot. The calories on this can vary. I think it is about 180 calories for a 2/3 cup serving. This has lots of veggies and protein and is very good for you. I have tried it with brown rice but we like the white better. I usually serve with Chung’s eggrolls (from the freezer section) or grilled chicken.

This recipe makes a TON of food. Best bud and I change this recipe from time to time. We love it but she makes it far more often because it is the girls' favorite. I now feel prepared for the week ahead. Hopefully you do too! Good luck to you, you big LOSERS!!


cmoursler said...

looks really good.
I can't cook for anything. But i love watching other people cook.
I can roast a chicken...I consider that haute
Hope all is good with you.

TJ said...

did you just call me a LOSER? lol

Luv the food pics- I wanna veggie tray!!! We love my FAKE CHINESE NIGHT- humm might have to add that in this week! :) YUM!

kaitlin said...

Yum yum yum, I am definitely going to steal that recipe and make it for my house! I love that it is vegetarian friendly, but I can cook chicken on the side for the two of us who are not veggies. Can't wait to try it

Johanna Simpson Baker said...

You forgot to tell your readers to use LOW SODIUM tamari sauce. The real stuff is very bad for you. :)

Learning to be Less said...

Thank you Jo! You are so right....I fixed the recipe.

MelCSC said...

I love reading about your journey and have NO doubts that you will accomplish what you are putting your mind to! You are looking incredible and are a huge encouragement to myself! :)

Anonymous said...

That fried rice recipe looks really good, I'll have to try it!

Good job preparing for the week!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Yum, the rice looks delicious as does the vegetable tray. It is presented so beautifully.

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe for the fried rice. I'm always looking for healthy new ideas to make for my family. I think this one will be a hit!

Matt said...

That bag of dried mangoes looks good! I love mango, but I hate trying to cut a fresh one up!

Corletta said...

Looking at your pictures and reading through your blogs was great! I'm a sol follower!

Amber said...

I love stir fry recipes,this one looks and sounds really awesome

btw..we think you are awesome and would like to invite you to join us in the kitchen. It is new so we are trying to get new members.

BryGuy said...

This is my 1st time visiting your blog and I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that your story is very inspirational.

Congrats on your hard fought success!

Crys said...

That looks amazing! Definitely adding this to my "to cook" pile.