Planning meals on a special diet becomes increasingly difficult, especially for a foodie like me who needs variety all the time. Ofcourse it has to be a healthy meal and I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Phew! Hard to satisfy all the requirements 🙂 Thats the reason I decided to make fried rice for lunch today! Its a one pot balanced meal. I added scrambled eggs for the protein fix and made it with brown rice. If you don’t eat eggs toss in some stir fried tofu or edamame beans. Of course I had to Indianize it to make it more spicy by adding chopped green chillies! You can add whatever vegetables takes your fancy bell peppers, broccoli, corn, mushrooms, peas,carrots etc.
Ingredients : Serves 2
1.5 cup of brown rice cooked with 2 and 1/4 cups of water
2 cups of mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, peas, bell peppers)
1 cup of chopped scallions/ spring onion
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 tbsp green chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 green chilli finely chopped ( more if you want more heat)
Salt to taste
2 eggs scrambled separately
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
Heat the oil on high in a wok. Add the white part of the scallion, onions, chillies and garlic. Once the onions turn translucent, add the vegetables and saute them till they are three fourth cooked. Add the green chilli sauce. Now add the brown rice, soy sauce, pepper, eggs and salt. Mix well. Add the rest o f the scallions at the end.