I am a mom too and when I get home with the kids at night, there’s not always time to cook. That’s why this recipe is great- it takes less than 30 minutes to make and you can add whatever veggies your family likes! It even freezes well so you can make a big batch for later in the week. Believe me, after one taste of this fried rice, you’ll never want takeout again!
prep: 15 mins, cook: 40 mins, total: 55 mins, Servings: 4, Yield: 4 servings
1 cup frozen petite peas
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 ½ cups quick-cooking brown rice
3 cups water
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup roasted peanuts (Optional)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons sesame oil
In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic and pepper flakes, to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked rice, green onions and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peas and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.
Per Serving: 299 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 14.7g; sodium 731.3mg.