Asian Style Fried Brown Rice

I recently found Brown Basmathi Rice at a health food store and I have become a fan of it. Brown Rice is more healthy since it’s a whole grain and has a lower Glycemic Index. If you haven’t tried Brown Rice, start using it in salads and stir-frys and you will get accustomed to its taste. I like any kind of Pulav or Fried Rice made using Brown Rice.

Here is the recipe for a Chinese Style Fried Rice using Brown Rice. You can use any type of Brown Rice preferably Brown Basmathi Rice.

Brown Fried Rice

Chinese Style Brown Fried Rice

Ingredients

  1. Brown Rice – 2 cups
  2. Diced Spring Onions – 1 small bunch (Separated into whites and greens)
  3. Diced Carrots – 1/2 cup
  4. Finely Chopped Beans – 1/2 cup
  5. Diced Broccoli Florets – 1/2 cup
  6. Chilly Garlic Sauce – 1 tsp (Alter according to your spice tolerance)
  7. Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp
  8. Vinegar – 1 tsp
  9. Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Sugar – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – to taste
  12. Oil – 2 tbsp
  13. Water – as needed

Preparation Method

  1. Cook the brown rice in salted water according to the instructions on the packet. To reduce the cooking time, you can soak the brown rice in water for 20-30 minutes before cooking. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan or wok and saute the spring onion whites until translucent.
  3. Throw in the beans and stir fry for a 2-3 minutes on medium high heat.
  4. Next, add the carrots and continue sauteing for a few minutes.
  5. Add the broccoli florets along with salt to taste.  Stir fry until the vegetables are cooked but crispy.
  6. Reduce heat and add chilly garlic sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper powder and 1 tsp sugar.
  7. Add the cooked brown rice and toss everything together. Garnish with spring onion greens and remove from stove top.
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