Monday, March 1, 2010

"Fried" Brown Rice, Inspired by Natalie Serrino

A shout out to Natalie Serrino for emailing us this fabulous idea for delicious "fried" rice made in the microwave! Natalie suggests using broccoli, onion, carrots, and optional hardboiled egg, tofu, or chicken, and we adapted the recipe to use breakfast ham and scrambled eggs. It was so delicious we might make a future version of it, with peas, corn, chopped red bell pepper, and scallions when the opportunity arises.

"Fried" Brown Rice, Inspired by Natalie Serrino
1 deep bowl of brown rice (from Roots and Shoots)
1/4 cup shredded carrots, cut in half
1 ham slice from breakfast line, diced
3 broccoli florets, torn into small pieces
1/4 cup shredded zucchini (optional)
6 red onion rings, diced (not optional!)
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sweet red chili sauce (optional)
1/2 cup scrambled eggs (get 'em when they are not overdone and dry, but moist and tender)

1. Mix the liquids/spices in the bottom of a bowl.
2. Press all the ingredients except for the eggs into the bowl, putting the rice on top of everything and the veggies on the bottom.
3. Put a small plate upside down on top of your bowl and steam in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
4. Remove carefully, lifting lid away from you to avoid getting a painful facial.
5. Chop the scrambled eggs into smaller pieces, and mix them with the rice. Mix everything well to distribute the flavor. If there are scallions, top it with some scallions!