Thursday, April 2, 2020

Simple Spicy Fried Rice Recipe | Turn Your Leftovers Into a Delicious Dish

I hate wasting food, especially during a pandemic but when leftovers get boring they often end up in the compost bin.

Instead of throwing out leftover rice use it to create a tasty new dish. Today I am sharing a simple recipe for spicy vegetable fried rice that can be prepared in 15 - 20 minutes.  


- Leftover rice of your choice.

Two days prior to making this recipe I cooked one and a half cups of brown basmati rice. Thanks to COVID-19 this was all I could find at the grocery store. You can also use white rice, brown rice, regular basmati, jasmine or parboiled rice. Wild rice will not work.

I always use a rice cooker and substitute some of the water with an entire can of organic coconut milk for a rich buttery flavor. I know basmati is not typically used to make fried rice but this recipe is about re-purposing your leftovers.

- 3-4 Cloves of garlic – finely minced

- 1/2 Teaspoon minced ginger

- 3 Stalks of green onion – chopped

- 1 Small/medium onion – finely diced so it melts into the rice

- 1/2 Red pepper – diced

- Sriracha – to taste

- 1 tbsp Sir Kensington Ketchup - you can also use regular ketchup but Sir Kensington is made with crushed vine ripened tomatoes and their vegan recipe is free of high fructose corn syrup, gluten and GMO. It also has a delicious savory flavor.

- Cilantro (optional)

- Parsley

- 3 Eggs - beaten

- Black pepper

- Mrs Dash Original Seasoning – to taste

- Garlic powder – to taste

- Himalayan pink salt (or regular table salt) – to taste

- 1 tbsp Japanese mayo or regular mayo - mayonnaise is frequently used in Japanese fried rice. It gives the dish a unique flavor.

I used a mini food processor to chop the onions cilantro, ginger and garlic because it is much faster. If you do not have this gadget in your kitchen you should get one! They retail for just $15.00-$20.00 at most kitchen supply stores.


- Beat eggs in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

- In a hot pan with oil sauté the onion, cilantro, garlic, ginger and red pepper.

- Sprinkle in some garlic powder and Mrs Dash to taste.

- When the veggies start to brown/soften, move them to one side and pour in the eggs. Scramble and combine.

- Incorporate rice and stir. Add ketchup, drizzle with sriracha to taste and stir.

- Add mayo, green onion and salt. Mix well and taste to make sure you’ve added enough salt. You can also use a bit of Soy Sauce.

-Garnish with parsley and serve.

I’ve made this for dinner twice recently and my family loves it! The rice tastes great as a main dish and you can serve it with meat, side salad or roasted veggies.

Bon appetite!

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