Fried Rice has this age old stigma of being super greasy, and the furthest thing from healthy. While it does tend to live up to all of the rumors- when you break down what is actually inside you will find that it is really quite good for you. Vegetables- good… Eggs- good… Protein- good. This recipe is not only easy, filling, great to make for those meals that you prepare ahead of time… but delicious and extremely good for you.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- 1 cup Brown Rice, uncooked I prefer Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown Rice. In the event that grains are as intimidating for you as they once were for me- I’ve gone ahead and pinned a few cheat sheets that you can find here.
- 1/2 Pound of Extra Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic, minced
- 2 Whole Carrots, chopped into small cubes
- 1 Medium Zucchini, chopped into small cubes
- 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, or 4-5 small multi colored Baby Bell Peppers
- 2 Green Onion, chopped very fine
- Scant 1/4 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 Tsp. Red Chili Flakes
- 4 Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil
- Prepare Brown Rice and set aside. If you prefer white rice- feel free to make the substitution.
- Chop Carrots, Zucchini, and Onion into small cubes (as uniform in size as possible), and set aside.
- Chop Garlic very fine.
- Slice green onions very thin, preferably on a bias simply because it looks much nicer in the dish.
- Heat Grapeseed Oil in large non-stick skillet on high heat.
- Once oil is hot, add Onion, Garlic, and Carrots, and cook until fragrant and the carrots begin to soften.
- At this point add the Ground Turkey. Continue to break up the Turkey with a wooden spoon or spatula, until it is completely broken up into bite sized chunks.
- Once the Turkey is almost completely cooked, add in the Bell Peppers and Zucchini. Right about now is when everything will begin to cook very fast- so time is of the essence. Be sure all your ingredients are completely prepped out before you begin.
- Continue to stir all the ingredients together until everything is cooked and has a nice golden brown to it.
- Deglaze the pan with half the Soy Sauce, add Brown Rice, and stir all ingredients until combined.
- Crack two eggs into a separate bowl, and whisk until completely beaten.
- Stir in the remaining Soy Sauce and Sriracha, and pour beaten egg over the ingredients. Fold egg into the entire dish until completely cooked.
- At the last minute, toss in the green onions(reserving 1 Tbsp. for garnish), plate, and enjoy.
This recipe makes enough to account for guests or plenty of left overs… what’s better than left over Fried Rice? I like- wait… Love turkey- so that is what I use in this recipe. If you want to try it with a different protein or vegetarian I can guarantee that it will taste just as good, if not better. Let me know how you like it… and certainly suggest any substitutions that you fancy.