This healthy, gluten free, veggie loaded fried rice is inspired by my uncle Saab who makes that BEST fried rice. It's one of my favorite comfort foods because it reminds me of family reunions, laughs and heartfelt conversations. My uncle Saab and cousin Krissy taught me that the most important thing when making fried rice is how you layer all the key ingredients together (vs throwing it all into the pan at once) and that the rice shouldn't be fresh or else it will get mushy.
This is one of my favorite gluten free veggie loaded meals because it's packed with flavor, great for meal prepping and always a crowd pleaser. I make my fried rice without the traditional sesame oil and soy sauce because they don't agree with me and replace them with tamari which I find to be a healthier and tastier soy sauce alternative. I'm still experimenting with how I can omit soy altogether and still get the same flavor. Fried rice is super versatile, you can easily swap out the protein and veggies with your favorites or whatever you have as leftovers in the fridge.
Which kitchen tools are needed?
- Large pan
- Chopping board
- Rubber spatula
- Whatever you need to cook your rice & protein of choice
How to store the healthy fried rice:
Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freeze: I like to freeze in individual portion bags for up to 3 months. To reheat place frozen rice in a pan on the stovetop and cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until hot. If you prefer to microwave you can place in the microwave covered by a damp paper towel until hot.