Rainbow Carrots & Edamame Fried Rice

Written by: Johanna M. Cook

I don’t know about you, but in my house, fried rice is an absolute favorite! We all know fried rice may not be the best foods for you, but it sure is delicious.

Another thing I love about fried rice is that it can be very filling and satisfying, especially if you add in the right ingredients. Scrambled eggs is a great source of protein and is an ingredient staple in fried rice recipes. I also often use leftover roast chicken, even shredded pot roast or Italian sausage!

This recipe is a vegetarian recipe, but you can easily delete the eggs to make it vegan, or add some grilled chicken or shrimp if you choose to. Really, the ball is in your court!

Rainbow carrots are simply carrots of different colors! I bought mine at Whole Foods, but with farmer's market season, you will easily find them at the markets as well. It's a great new way to eat carrots and may spike the kids' interest! If they are unavailable, simply substitute for for regular ol' carrots. And if your kids are simply weary of them, try shredding or grating them instead of diced chunks, so it's easier going down.

Rainbow Carrots and Edemame Fried Rice 

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 3 eggs – scrambled
  • 1 small Spanish onion – diced
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 3 cups of white or brown rice – cooked
  • 1 cup of edemame
  • 1 cup of rainbow carrots – shredded or chopped in small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a wok or large non-stick skillet on high with canola oil.
  • Take the onion and garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Constantly stir the onions and garlic, being careful not to let them burn.
  • Add the rice, stir and heat through for about 5 minutes, making sure the heat is on high. Add the edemame and carrots and cook for another 5-8 minutes, until the have softened but still firm in texture. Then, add the scrambled eggs and lightly mix with all the ingredients.
  • Finally, add the soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together and taste for flavor.

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Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM