Coconut and Ginger Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe

Dinner From Last Night's Leftovers

Coconut and Ginger Veggie Fried Rice Recipe

Forget about getting fried rice from a restaurant--this veggie filled version will have the kids begging for more. Change the recipe up as much as you want, substituting veggies that your kids will like, and adding bits of cooked chicken or shrimp.  I love this recipe when I don't know what else to make, but I have leftovers in the fridge and want something filling.  Using coconut rice gives the dish so much flavor as it's already infused with coconut, ginger, and garlic.  


1/2 recipe of coconut rice, made a day before and chilled in the fridge
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 cup broccoli florets, cooked and chopped in bite sized pieces
1 green onion, chopped finely
1/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 egg

  In a non-stick skillet over medium low heat, saute the grated carrot in a little vegetable oil until softened.  Stir in the rice and cook, stirring, until the rice is warm.  Add the broccoli, green onion, and peas, continuing to toss and stir until well mixed and warm.  Push the rice mixture to the side, then add the egg to the pan.  Stir the egg in the pan as it cooks, making sure that it's cooked through before pushing the egg into the rice and mixing everything together. 

  Serve immediately.

Makes 3-4 servings

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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