Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easy Fried Lunchbox Rice

While I was gone, I received several products and coupons through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. One of them was a box of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice. According to the box, it has “the comforting taste and texture of white rice and the nutritional power of Whole Grains.” I was curious. Would it taste good?

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Yes, it does. It tastes very good. We haven’t made white rice in years (much to the disappointment of hubby and the teenager,)  and it was a nice change. It’s done very quickly, in about 15 minutes.

I decided to use the rice to make some fried rice for hubby’s and the toddler’s lunch boxes.

Fried Rice
  • 1 box Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice, cooked according to the package
  • Olive oil
  • 1 organic beef hot dog made with 100% grass-fed beef, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, cut into half moons
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into three strips each and then sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Spray a wok or frying pan with some olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the onion, carrots, celery. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the veggies start to soften.
  • Add the hot dog and cook another 5 minutes, until the hot dog browns a bit.
  • Add the rice and the frozen peas and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Season the rice with sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to taste.
Prep  and Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: About 3

Question: What did you have/will you have for lunch today? 

Be well,