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.
Posted by Terita at 7:18 AM