Monday, February 16, 2009

Vegetable Fried Rice

A few weeks ago our friend James cooked fried rice for us and it was awesome. I have been in the mood for fried rice and vegetable dumplings since then. When I saw frozen vegetable dumplings in the grocery store I knew this would be on our menu soon. I decided to make it tonight but things didn't go as planned. John and I are not huge fans of salt. I never add it to recipes, never add it to my food, and usually buy reduced or no sodium products. Unfortunately I only had regular soy sauce so this was a little salty for our liking. I will definitely make it again though with the reduced sodium soy sauce. Overall we would have loved this recipe if it wasn't for the soy sauce so I would still recommend this recipe!

2-3 cups of day old rice (I used 1 pint of white rice from the local Chinese restaurant)
1 bag of Steamfresh Asian Medley veggies
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Soy sauce to taste
egg (optional) -- I didn't use egg because I dislike it but I know most like egg in their fried rice

1- In a small skillet heat the olive oil. Add the onion and allow to cook and brown, stirring occasionally.
2- In a large skillet heat the rice over low heat. Add the onions to the rice mixture.
3- Heat the steam fresh veggies according to directions, add to the rice.
4- Add soy sauce to taste. Allow to sit for a minute or two before serving.

*** You could easily add thin sliced chicken or pork to this if you don't like vegetarian meals.


  1. Yum, I love fried rice!

  2. I love fried rice - such a tasty way to use leftover rice! :)

  3. I love fried rice, especially packed with awesome veggies. This looks awesome.