August 29, 2014

vegetable fried rice

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 This simple fried rice recipe is full of veggies and so easy to prepare, plus it is delicious for leftovers (including lunch the next day).  It is bound to be a weeknight favorite! 

Servings 4-6
Total Time 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups brown or white rice, uncooked
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced  
  • 1/2 large purple onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, about 2 cups of tiny florets
  • 3 cups diced cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Bragg's Liquid Aminos (natural soy sauce), regular may be used
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 package tofu (or the meat of your choice), cubed 
  • 1 teaspoon course salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare rice according to package directions.  Set aside.


While the rice is cooking, add the olive oil to a large saucepan, over medium-high heat.  Cook the tofu cubes, while using a small spatula to turn them over (scraping the bottom so they don't stick), until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.  Drain on a paper towel.


In a large skillet, or dutch oven, heat sesame oil over medium heat.  Add in garlic, onions, carrots, and green pepper, letting the veggies cook for 4-5 minutes.


Add in broccoli and cabbage, continuing to cook until broccoli is tender, 6-8 minutes.


Finally, add the rice and vinegar, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes.


 Remove from heat and stir in Bragg's (soy sauce), salt, pepper, and tofu.  


Enjoy!!

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