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Easy Weeknight Fried Rice

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March 8, 2017

The single most asked question I get is “What is a good idea for weeknight meals?”. This one is simple and the best part is that you can use any vegetable or protein that you have laying around your fridge. Kids usually love tamari or soy sauce, you can omit or add anything extra, the egg gives an extra punch of protein…. and it saves well to munch on for the next days lunch.

In this version I have all vegetables, but you can add a raw diced chicken before the vegetables or any cooked protein towards the end. (I love rotisserie chicken for that reason!)

1 cup red bell peppers, diced
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced broccoli stems and florets cut small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1″ piece minced ginger
1-2 eggs
TBSP mirin (no worries if you do not have, it is rice wine)
2 TBSP tamari
2 TBSP olive oil
Handful cilantro and basil
1 cup dry jasmine rice

1. Cook rice 2 cups water to 1 cup rice. Set aside.
2. Heat medium sized sauté pan to medium high heat. Add oil. Add garlic and vegetables one by one. Salt the vegetables and stir until al dente.
3. Fold in cooked rice. When all mixed with vegetables, crack eggs into and stir until they are softly cooked. Pour in mirin then tamari.
4. Turn heat off, add fresh herbs and serve warm.

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