Green Fried Rice

Green Fried Rice

Green Fried Rice

Simple fried rice.  I like the uniform green color; the hint of coconut and ginger.  This is a subtle recipe, one you can make over and over and never tire of.  Make it on a whim for lunch or tonight's dinner; the ingredients are all in the SimplyCooking® Pantry.  

The proportions I use for brown jasmine rice are 2:3; 2 parts rice to 3 parts water.  Use 1 cup rice to 1 1/2 cups water  for 2 - 3 entree sized servings.   

1 cup brown rice

1 1/2 cups water

pinch of salt, Celtic Sea Salt, preferred

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. sesame oil { optional}

1/2 onion chopped

1" fresh ginger, peeled and diced

2 green onions

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup green beans, frozen or fresh

2 tsp. butter, divided

2 eggs, beaten with a fork

Place the rice, water and salt in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes, until the rice is tender and no water remains.  Remove from the heat, fluff the rice and let stand, covered, at least 10 minutes.

Warm the oil in a skillet.  Cook the onions over medium heat until soft.  Add the ginger and green onion and cook 2 minutes more.  Stir in the peas and green beans, cover, and cook 10 minutes, until tender.  Remove this to a plate.  Add a teaspoon butter to the warm pan and scramble the eggs. Add a pinch of salt and remove the eggs to the plate with the vegetables.  

Add another tsp. butter to the pan and add the cooked rice.  Stir fry until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.  Add the vegetables and eggs and stir until warmed through.  Serve hot.