So tonight for dinner I felt like fried rice, but (sorry to break it to you) traditional fried rice is super unhealthy.  Yes, it has tiny specks of veggies in it, but it is fried in way too much oil and has a tonne of added salt (soy).  This healthy fried rice version is so simple to make and is a perfect meal or side dish for the whole family (we got the nod of approval from my little man and my floor is still clean so it must have been okay).

Healthy fried rice

Here is what you need to make my healthy fried rice (roughly enough for one serve):

  • 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lightly dried red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp lightly dried coriander
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 zucchini – grated
  • 1 carrot – grated
  • 1/2 head broccoli, lightly steamed and chopped small
  • 1/4 cup frozen organic peas
  • any other veggies you have in your fridge – this is a perfect recipe to use up the veggies that are borderline (I added a roma tomato as my fridge is bursting with them at the moment)
  • splash of apple cider vinegar
  • splash of Braggs liquid aminos, or low-salt tamari, or soy sauce as a last resort

What to do:

  1. Heat oil on medium heat and add garlic, herbs and chilli
  2. Add all veggies and brown rice and “fry” until the veggies start to brown (you don’t want brown veggies, so when they start to brown they are done)
  3. 1 minute before taking off the heat, add the apple cider vinegar and liquid aminos/tamari/soy sauce.
  4. EAT 🙂

Did you see how easy that was!  If you feel like making it a meal you could absolutely add an egg omelette (traditional), or any type of meat you like.  This healthy fried rice is also a great vegetarian dish 🙂

Yum, I am off to eat mine!