Sunday, October 5, 2014

Healthy Fried Rice

I used to eat fried rice growing up. My mom would usually made fried rice when she had lots of leftover rice from previous meals. It was a one dish meal as the fried rice consists of mixed vegetables with protein of either shrimps, pork or chicken. Oh, and egg is an essential ingredient to fried rice, not only is egg serves as protein but the egg is what makes the fried rice so favorful and complete. So, even though it was usually the last resort for my mom to decide what to cook for dinner, it never went wrong cooking 'Fried Rice' for us and everybody in the family loved it.

Today, at our potluck party, we have some leftover of a big container of cooked rice. I decided to  made fried rice but with different ingredients all together.... it will be a very healthier version. My mom's and everybody's else version use lots of oil, my version is almost oil free ... how? secret ingredient is using chicken broth. And since my chicken broth is homemade and with so much favor, I am making this without eggs... what??? Yes, without eggs  ... and it still tastes pretty good ..... and you don't have to feel quilty eating it with much less calories :)

3 cups Cooked Brown Rice
4 pieces of ham
2 carrots, diced
1 can of sweet peas
1/4 onions, chopped
3/4 cup of chicken broth
2 Tbs of soya sauce
1 tsp dried basil
pepper to taste

In a big saute pan, over medium heat, cook chicken broth with onions and carrots for 5 mins.
Add ham and sweet peas, let this simmer for another 3 mins.
Add soya sauce, basil, and pepper to taste
Add brown rice, stir and mix well in ... for another 5 mins.
Serve warm.

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