I had made a pot of brown rice intending to make a couple of different meals out of it, but changed my mind and settled on fried rice with veggies. Because I had a bag of stir fry vegetables and mushrooms in the refrigerator, that needed to be used, it just seemed to be the perfect meal. I will also be using the Chinese Brown Sauce that I posted about recently.
Everything is pretty simple and easy about this meal. You can get just about all the ingredients either precooked (rice) or pre-chopped (veggies) to make this one of those 15 minutes and under meals. This is also good for a cleaning out the refrigerator meal. That is what keeps this meal from getting boring.
- 3 c cooked brown rice, cold (this keeps the rice from turning mushy)
- 16 oz stir-fry veggies
- 2 c mushrooms, sliced
- 1 recipe of Chinese Brown Sauce
- Coconut Oil Spray.
- 1/2 c vegetable broth
I used a large electric griddle (one often used for making pancakes) to “fry” the rice and a large dutch oven for the vegetables. The ingredients will be combined on the griddle to finish the recipe.
Spray griddle with coconut spray. Spread rice evenly onto the griddle. turn griddle to 350 degrees. Let the rice set and cook. You will start to hear a sizzle on the griddle. That is a good thing. This is giving the rice a crispiness. Stir occasionally.
Meanwhile, spray dutch oven with coconut oil. Add vegetables to the dutch oven cooking over medium-high heat. Spray the vegetables with coconut oil. Stir so that vegetables are all coated with the coconut oil (very light coat). Stir frequently. Place lid on dutch oven to steam vegetables. Check after a couple of minute; stir. This will be when you add the vegetable broth. Stir. Cook until liquid is gone. This only takes 1-2 minutes. Turn heat off.
Check rice, flip the rice (like a hamburger) in sections, until all the rice has been flipped.
Combine vegetables with the rice. Stir mixture and spread the mixture evenly on the griddle. Pour Chinese Brown Sauce onto rice and vegetables. Stir until all the rice and vegetables are coated with the sauce.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.