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,


  1. Oh! I would gladly exchange my lunch for your fried rice :-) I just finished spinach lasagna from TJ...hope you have a wonderful week ahead Andrea :-)

  2. Looks delicious! I had leftover red beans & rice for lunch today :)

  3. Oh, this looks DELICIOUS! I hope we have whole grain white rice up here soon! Have a great week Andrea!!!

  4. Huh--?! I'm so stunned. White rice...that is whole grain? I wonder how they got it to taste "white"?

  5. Since I knew I was going out to dinner tonight, I just had a light lunch of Trader Joe's Greek-style blueberry yogurt with sliced bananas and a big handful of oat granola. Not too exciting, but it was satisfying. ;)

  6. Not sure about lunch today, most likely a salad as I have some leftover "slaw" from dinner last night. These lunchboxes look great, haven't tried this product. I chuckled at the (healthy) hot dog addition.

  7. I'm a big fan of the Uncle Ben's minute brown rice. :) Good quickie lunch.

  8. This looks like a good and simple meal. I love fried rice especially when it is chock full of goodies. The daffodils are beautiful!

  9. Yum!! I've never had a hot dog in there - love the idea!

  10. I have not fried rice is ages. Yummy!!!!

  11. Anonymous4/27/2011

    This would be just perfect for my daughter. She loves rice and can't bite sandwiches because her front teeth are missing :)

  12. Your fried rice look so tasty, Andrea! I ate left over chicken and green beans....pretty boring, but not bought!

  13. Anonymous4/29/2011

    This looks delicious. I had a salad but I just received this week's menu from Laptop Lunches, so I'm looking forward to making a sandwich wrap for Monday. For some great lunch inspiration, you should check out their site: http://www.laptoplunches.com/bento-menus/.