Asian Edamame Fried Rice

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Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I’m a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.

Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.Asian Edamame Fried Rice

This dish pairs perfectly as a side dish with some favorites like Asian Turkey Meatballs, Asian Drumsticks, Asian Grilled Chicken.

For this healthy version of fried rice I used leftover brown rice, edamame, carrots, scallions and onions. The beauty about making it yourself is you can add anything you want. If you want to make this a main dish you can add a protein such as chicken, shrimp or even tofu to keep it vegetarian. If you don’t have leftover rice or want to take the time to make it, I LOVE Trader Joe’s frozen (unseasoned) brown rice. It comes in a box with 3 packets (2 cups each) of par-cooked rice. It’s ready in 3 minutes and is perfect every time.

Edamame, in case you’re not familiar with them are green soybean sold shelled or in the pod in most supermarkets both frozen or ready-to-eat – my two year is crazy about them!  I like to buy the shelled ready-to-eat for convenience.

Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.

Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.

Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.
Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.
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Edamame Fried Rice

202 Cals 8.6 Protein 28.5 Carbs 5.8 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover cooked brown rice
  • 2 egg whites, scrambled
  • 1 whole egg, scrambled
  • 1 tbsp Smart Balance oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 5 scallions, chopped, whites and greens separated
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat shelled edamame
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, tamari for gluten free (or more to taste)
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk eggs and egg whites, season with salt and pepper.
  • In a hot wok, spray a little oil and cook the eggs.
  • When cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Let the wok get really hot.
  • Add oil and cook onions, scallion whites, carrots and garlic for about 30-60 seconds, careful not to burn.
  • Add brown rice and stir well a few minutes to heat through.
  • Add cooked egg along with soy sauce, scallion greens and edamame, mixing well for about 3-4 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scant cup, Calories: 202kcal, Carbohydrates: 28.5g, Protein: 8.6g, Fat: 5.8g, Saturated Fat: 1.1g, Cholesterol: 30.8mg, Sodium: 244.1mg, Fiber: 4.3g, Sugar: 1.1g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: easy chinese fried rice, Edamame Fried Rice, edamame rice, how to make fried rice, vegetarian fried rice

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132 comments

  1. It was just as good as I imagined it would be. We all gave it 10/10. Definitely a keeper.

  2. A great fried rice recipe. Love the addition of the edamame.

  3. I made this today and it was AMAZING!!!  Made some slight additions of shrimp for more protein and oyster sauce which I always add to fried rice.  Will definitely make again.  

  4. I take it you could totally make this with cauliflower rice?

  5. I love this! I have made it a couple of times. 

    I wouldn’t eat this for breakfast (which I was happily doing for a week till I noticed it makes me nauseous).

    But this is a great lunch for me!!

  6. Is this really how easy it is to make authentic tasting healthy fried rice?! I added a little bit of sesame oil at the end and used trikona long grain white rice… but kept it the same other than that and was so impressed!! My scrambled egg turned out PERFECT – which was a big win after having my former chef boyfriend over my shoulder saying no to the egg white combo (I ignored him and he later apologized). Love this! Definitely a keeper!

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  8. What is the serving size? 

  9. This is a KEEPER folks. I make this recipe often and have shared it a zillion times. ENJOY!!

  10. Could you add cooked lentils to this to add in some fiber and protein? 

  11. I love fried rice, but always afraid to order not knowing what’s in it. Thank you for this healthy version!

  12. What would be the new points on the freestyle plan?

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  14. Loved it! Great change from plain white rice. I made this with the maple soy glazed salmon. Both delicious!

  15. Just made this along with your asian chicken lettuce wraps.  Both were a hit with the hubby.  Thumbs up for both recipes. 🙂

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  17. I made this tonight as a side for BBQ chicken and everyone enjoyed it. The only changes I made were using peas instead of edamame. I also used half canola oil and half sesame oil.

  18. Hi! Could you do this recipe and use cauliflower instead of brown rice? would it affect anything? Thanks! Cant wait to try this!