Side Dishes

Not So Fried Rice

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As you can see this dish is not as “brown” as what you get in take away. The reason for that is you don’t have to load it down with sodium heavy Soy Sauce when you make it at home. Also this is Not So Fried Rice as it was not doused in oil and pan fried. {See Not So Fried} This lighter and healthier version is a snap to whip up and your family will love it! I made this as a main dish but you could pair down the amounts to make it a side dish. Fried rice is best made with day old or slightly

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1 and 1/2 cups uncooked white or brown rice
3 cups water
1/4 of an onion diced
1 package of frozen broccoli thawed
10 grilled chicken nuggets diced {not the breaded kind] or ready to use grilled chicken strips diced
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
3 tbs soy sauce
salt and white pepper to taste
1 tsp ground ginger
2 eggs slightly beaten
In a large stock pot add the rice and water and bring to a boil reduce heat and cover pot, simmer for 15 min or till water is absorbed remove from heat and lift cover and let set out for a few hours to dry the rice out {for a moister dish skip this step] in a saute pan saute the onions in 2 tbs vegetable oil {olive oil will change the taste] toss in the Broccoli and the chicken peices and cook through till heated add the onions and the broccoli to the stock post of rice and turn stove top to Medium stir in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce and spices make a well in the rice by pushing it out the edges where there is a hole in the middle turn heat up to Medium High pour in the eggs and scramble in the well once cooked stir the eggs through the rice serve in bowls with chop sticks
Nutritions

Calories
277

Sodium
1569mg
65% DV

Fat
17g
26% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
20g
7% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

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