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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.

Edamame Fried Rice

5 from 7 votes
5
Cals:202
Protein:8.6
Carbs:28.5
Fat:5.8
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.
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.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 scant cup

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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 scant cup, Calories: 202 kcal, Carbohydrates: 28.5 g, Protein: 8.6 g, Fat: 5.8 g, Saturated Fat: 1.1 g, Cholesterol: 30.8 mg, Sodium: 244.1 mg, Fiber: 4.3 g, Sugar: 1.1 g

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132 comments on “Asian Edamame Fried Rice”

  1. 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.  

  2. 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!!

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    Jessie Johnston

    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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    Carol D Sullivan

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

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

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

    1. Thanks for the idea!! I was going to add chicken to the fried rice but now I am doing this. Sounds amazing!

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  9. 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.

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    Megan Elizabeth

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