Super Quick Vegetarian Fried Rice – Low Carb and Gluten Free Miracle Rice Recipe
Do you trudge through your low carb ketogenic life looking for great Chinese fried rice recipes? Do you miss Chinese food as much as the Fluffys used to miss it, before they found their special ingredient that reshaped their entire perspective on low carb Chinese fried rice recipes? Do you get sick of limp and lifeless cauliflower fried rice and want a low carb fried rice version that doesn’t end up as a wet soggy mess? Because if the answer to any of these questions is a resounding, “Hell, yeah!” Then you’ve come to the right place. Join Fluffy Chix Cook as they show you quickly and painlessly, how to have your bowl of low carb keto legal Vegetarian Fried Rice.
Most of you know the Fluffys were born with one wing holding a taco and the other holding a pair of chop sticks—that’s because our sainted mama, may she rest in peace, ate either Tex Mex or Chinese food at least 3-4 times a week for the 40 weeks she carried us! Can you have any doubts these two cuisines are near and dear to our Fluffy hearts? And Chinese—or rather the Americanization and bastardization of Chinese is what we’re gonna talk about today!
Most people think Chinese or Asian foods are high carb and off limits because of their ample use of rice, or perhaps the use of starchy thickeners such as corn starch, tapioca starch, or arrowroot. But what you may not realize, because Asian and Chinese foods are so well-balanced, is that the sauces that enrobe your favorite stir fry or favorite bowl of soup may be jam-packed with sugar (as well as other nasties like MSG). And sugar = keto deal breaker. Almost any Chinese food with a brown look to it will have some type of hidden sugar and that means it gets moved to the high carbage hijinx column.
So what’s a Fluffy to do? Do we just give up our beloved Chinese? Do we turn our back on 50+ years of Chinese and Asian food love? Do we white knuckle it and live without it? The sane part of our brains that wants to regain health and lose weight says, “Pssssshawwwww! No brainer! What are you an eeedjut? Of course you’re giving up the Chinese and cold turkeying it!” But the rationalizing, immature, spoiled brat living within says, “But Maaaaaaaaa-ummmmm! I want my fried rice!”
Thankfully we no longer have to bargain with the two halves of our brain: the smart one, and the serious assh*t with the fried rice addiction. Chinese nirvana is less than 10 minutes away and we have Miracle Rice to thank for that. (We’re about to post our review for Miracle Noodle’s Miracle Rice right after we post this Vegetarian Fried Rice recipe.) You can enjoy your side of Veggie Fried Rice again and we guarantee there won’t be any hidden sugar, starch, or MSG. We know for most of you, you’ll be able to enjoy Miracle Vegetarian Fried Rice without a single spike in blood glucose or insulin and you’ll be able to have your bowl of rice and eat it too, successfully maintaining your card-carrying ketogenic status.
Please give this recipe a test-drive, then come back and sing your praises for Miracle Vegetarian Fried Rice and for Miracle Rice! Drop a love note and let us know if you’re as thrilled as we are with Miracle Rice and having healthy low carb fried rice return to your meal plans! Oh, and guess what? Super Quick Vegetarian Fried Rice was chosen to appear on Miracle Rice’s FB page so go give ’em a little love and LIKE their page if you haven’t already done so, mkay? They post great stuff…like this recipe (haha) and also have fabulous recipes available from fans, readers, chefs, and authors!
Find Miracle Rice and Noodles at some of your local grocery stores. We heard a rumor that Walmart carries them? You can also purchase them directly from Miracle Noodle’s website or get them on Amazon from our trusted Amazon partners.
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Wow! The next time you need a change of pace in your low carb plan, try this super quick and easy Miracle Egg Fried Rice. You'll make it over and over.
- 1 package Miracle Rice, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped, divided
- 1/3 cup shredded coleslaw mix (Dole Classic)
- 1/2 jalapeno chile pepper, sliced with seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, or Spectrum Unrefined Peanut Oil
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- ground ginger
- granulated garlic
- Chinese five spice
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, or peanut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons Walden Farms Asian Dressing, or your favorite Asian dressing
- 1/2 tablespoon unflavored rice wine vinegar (Kame)
- 1 teaspoon gluten free tamari, or coconut aminos
- 1/2 teaspoon Sambal Oelek, or Sriracha Sauce aka Rooster Sauce
- Rinse Miracle Rice in a strainer under cold water. Drain.
- While Miracle Rice drains, mix sauce ingredients in a separate bowl. Stir to combine. (You can also make double or triple and store in the fridge for future stir fries.)
- In a small bowl, beat eggs with sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and five spice powder. Just shake a bit of each into the eggs--no measuring necessary. Beat until frothy.
- Heat medium sized nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Transfer Miracle Rice to the dry pan and fry until rice sizzles and pops and dries out completely (about 1-2 minutes).
- Move Miracle Rice to one side of the skillet. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the cleared side. When oil shimmers,. add half the green onions, cabbage and jalapeno. Stir fry 1 minute.
- Again, move Miracle Rice and veggies to one side of the skillet. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil to the cleared side. When oil shimmers, add eggs. Let the eggs cook until almost set, in their half of the pan. Stir with a spatula and break up the eggs. Once eggs are completely cooked, combine them with the rice and veggies. Add the sauce. Stir fry another minute until sauce evaporates and completely coats the Miracle Fried Rice. Garnish with remaining chopped green onions. Serve piping hot with extra Tamari or coconut aminos on the side to screams of pleasure and happy bellehs!
We adore Miracle Rice and think it makes an ideal substitute for rice, Israeli couscous, orzo, or especially as a low carb rice substitute in all of our Asian dishes. We can finally enjoy low carb, gluten free, healthy fried rice again! The Fluffys use Miracle Rice-Egg Fried Rice (or Miracle Vegetarian Fried Rice) as a side dish and serve it with our favorite protein or Asian main dish in the same way we used to when we ate high carb vegetarian fried rice at our favorite Chinese restaurant! And if you want, you can add your favorite meat to the dish for very little extra effort. It's a quick weeknight meal ready in under 10 minutes.
(Time Saving Tip!!! Pssst! Oh, if you wanted to make it even easier, keep the sauce made up in the fridge. We use an empty dressing bottle, then just dish out a few tablespoons when we need it!)
Serving Ideas Serve with a hot cup of green tea and a pair of chopsticks!
Nutritional Information per full recipe (about 2 1/2 cups) 402 Calories; 29g Fat (64.8% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 6g Effective Carbs
per 1/2 recipe (about 1 1/4 cups) 201 Calories; 14g Fat (64.8% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;; 3g Effective Carbs
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