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Un-Fried Rice

A nutrient-packed, vegan version of the comfort classic that’s oil-free, low-sodium and packed with veggies and plant-protein!

Servings 6 cups
Author Kristen Hong

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or stock
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper (one large red pepper)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 1/2 cups tofu eggs (see link to recipe in instructions below)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid aminos
  • 2 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder (see notes)
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or pan over medium-high heat add your 1/2 cup low-sodium broth.  Turn your ventilation hood on high.  Add your frozen vegetables first and allow to saute for 5 to 7 minutes, stir well. 

  2. Add your fresh veggies--red bell pepper and chopped green onions.  And cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.  Test your veggies to make sure they still have some crunch before cooking longer at this stage. 

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tofu eggs.  Stir well to combine, cooking for about 2 minutes so the eggs are heated through. 

  4. Reduce heat to low and add the brown rice and liquid aminos.  Stir well to incorporate.  Finally add the raw sesame seeds, garlic powder, ginger powder and pepper. 

Recipe Notes

If you decide to use the Low-Sodium Shiitake Ginger Broth then you can omit the ground ginger and garlic powder, or greatly reduce. 

If you'd like to add a bit of spice to your rice, but not make it too hot, then I love this little trick: place 3 to 4 thin slices of fresh Serrano or jalapeno peppers in your liquid aminos while you cook the rice.  Remove the slices from the liquid aminos before adding it in (or if you don't mind a little more spice keep them in there).  This imparts a subtle heat to the fried rice.

Alternatively, you can fine-dice 1/2 jalapeno and add it in with the red bell pepper and green onions during the cooking process.