My family doesn't eat take-out food very often but when we do, it's almost ALWAYS Chinese food. I ADORE Chinese food and we have our favourites.
One of those favourites (along with I think 99% of the world's Chinese take-out eaters) is fried rice. You can get chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice, veggie fried rice, the list goes on and on. It's versatile, delicious and typically a family favourite. But the downside of fried rice is the oil and salt and possible MSG. I know-take-out is a treat...but still. I can't help how I feel after eating it...and it's not a good feeling. Bleh.
So surprise!! I've good a wicked recipe for you to make at home. No tipping at the door required.
BUT SEANNA! It's not going to taste the same!! I hear you, and don't worry, this recipe will blow your mind because it truly tastes JUST LIKE TAKE-OUT. No joke. Try it for yourself!
If it looks like there are a lot of ingredients, there are. Don't panic. You probably have at least 90% of them in your fridge right now. And it comes together lickety-split! Especially with leftover rice. Try to use brown rice, you'll get more fibre and your body will digest this more slowly, keeping blood sugar levels (and bleh feelings) low.
Over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil and add red pepper, garlic and ginger.
Cook until pepper softens and garlic and ginger fill the room with fragrance.
Add pineapple chunks and cook until they begin to brown.
Set this mixture aside and add eggs to pan. Mix them up, and break them into tiny pieces. Add to bowl with pineapple mixture.
Add remaining 1 tbsp coconut oil to pan. Add rice, peas, spinach, broccoli and cook until heated through. Add pineapple mixture back in and combine.
Add soy sauce and sriracha and mix well. Squeeze lime over top. Let cook for 2-3 more minutes and add in green onions and cashews at the last second.
Close your eyes and imagine you've just opened a greasy bag of take-out and enjoy. If you want to get fancy, you can add some chicken, shrimp or just try to eat this with chopsticks. I think it's so good, I basically use a shovel. Can't get it in my belly fast enough! Nom nom.