Healthy Fried Rice
 
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A light & delicious dish, filled with fresh vegetables & flavoured with a sweet, salty soy & sesame marinade.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 rashers lean bacon, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced into small pieces
  • ½ red capsicum, diced into small pieces
  • 8-10 green beans, finely sliced
  • 1 cob sweet corn kernels
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar - (I use Rapadura)
  • fresh bean shoots to garnish (optional)
Method
  1. Cook the basmati rice - I use 1 cup rice to 2 cups of water in my rice cooker. (if you don't have a rice cooker, just prepare the rice on as per the instruction on the packet).
  2. While the rice is cooking, prepare your vegetables, finely chopping everything into around pea* size chunks.
  3. Roughly dice the bacon.
  4. Prepare your marinade by combining the soy sauce, sesame oil & sugar in a jar / leak proof container. Put on the lid & shake vigorously until well combined.
  5. Once the rice is cooked, line a wide, flat baking tray with foil & spread the rice out in a single layer. This will help keep is from becoming clumped when added to the rice mix.
  6. Allow the rice to cool for about an hour before using if possible - even longer if you have time.
Notes
* - you can of course use fresh or frozen peas in this, it tends to be a more traditional addition, but I have to confess I am not a fan of peas, so use green beans instead. Totally up to you though!
Recipe by Fresh Home Cook at http://freshhomecook.com/blog/2014/10/17/healthy-fried-rice/