Thursday, May 27, 2010

7-Ingredient Sweet "Fried" Rice

So, why is this rice "fried" instead of fried? Mostly laziness and an impatient belly, with a touch of a tendency to burn grains when I submit them to a pan.

My dad used to make this rice when I was a kid, and still does today. He actually fries it, with no quotation marks or anything. The carrots and vidalias add an almost confectionery deliciousness, but I swear, no added sugar!

I topped the rice with steamed broccoli and tofu chunks (soybeans, magnesium chloride) for a great 9-ingredient lunch whose prep and cleanup fit inside the time it took to cook the rice.

Sweet Fried Rice
Ingredients (makes 2 large servings):
2/3 cup long grain brown rice
1 Tbls. butter
1/2 sweet vidalia onion, diced
2 carrots, shredded
1 tsp tamari (soybeans, alcohol)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Rinse rice and bring to a simmer in a covered saucepan with 2 parts water.
Meanwhile, saute onions and carrots with butter in a large pan until tender, about 7 minutes
When rice is done, combine with vegetables, toss with tamari and sesame oil and serve!

Tried-and-true additions: frozen shelled peas, scrambled eggs, shitaake mushrooms, or fresh pineapple.


  1. Love the idea for this project! Can't wait for more of these recipes. We'll definitely contribute once we get cooking again (just moved into our new apartment).

  2. Thanks Alex!! Congrats on your move; I hope you're settling in and enjoying that cool town.

  3. Hey Terita!
    nice blog :) I'm bookmarking this, and will try some recipes.

  4. What do you do to the tofu? Is it "raw?"

  5. Yup, the tofu in this picture is "raw." I bet it would be good crumbled and fried with the rice though. :)