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healthy fried rice elizabeth rider recipe

Healthy Fried Rice Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: Asian


This healthy fried rice recipe is a fan-favorite! One reader commented, "OMG, I am not overreacting at all: this is the best recipe of rice, EVER." If your rice is already prepared, this recipe takes just about 15 minutes to prepare. If you need to prepare the brown rice, plan for about 55 minutes total.

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  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other healthy cooking oil), divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5-6 scallions (aka green onions), root and 2 inches of green top removed, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded or julienned (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice*
  • 3 tablespoons organic tamari** or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (no sugar added)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • big pinch of sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • a few spins freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs into a uniform mixture until well combine and season with a small pinch of sea salt and fresh black pepper.
  3. Add the eggs to the pan and scramble. Once cooked remove the scrambled eggs from the pan to a plate and reserve for later.
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to the pan over medium heat; add the scallions and carrot and sauté 3-4 minutes until softened.
  5. Add the frozen peas to the pan, then add the rice, tamari, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and ginger. Stir well to combine, the heat from the pan will quickly defrost the peas.
  6. Turn off the heat and stir in the scrambled eggs. Season with a pinch of sea salt if needed–it will depend on the sodium content of the tamari and other ingredients.
  7. Turn the heat to low and cook another 5 minutes until the entire dish is warmed through.
  8. Water chestnuts, bean sprouts, edamame, just about any other veggie you like, or plain shredded chicken would also be a delicious addition to this dish.


*Grab some cooked brown rice on the hot bar at the store to make this even easier. Frozen brown rice also works, defrost it first. Or, cook your rice from scratch according to the package instructions. Any white rice can also be substituted if you prefer.

**Tamari is gluten-free soy sauce and tastes just like regular soy sauce. You can find it in the ethnic aisle of most grocery stores or at an Asian market. Substitute low-sodium soy sauce if desired.

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