Friday, June 13, 2008

Fried Rice for One

This is a quick, easy, weeknight recipe that is the perfect meal when you want to eat something healthy, but are craving something that tastes greasy and bad for you.  

The recipe only serves one because I threw this together for myself one evening with odds and ends rummaged from the back of the fridge.   It can easily be multiplied to serve more.  

1/3 cup brown rice
1 teaspoon peanut (or sesame) oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 inch piece of ginger, minced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2 scallions, diced
1/3 cup tofu, cut into small triangles
1 cup chopped spinach, tightly packed

The Recipe
  1. Cook the rice while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium sized skillet.
  3. When the oil is hot, add the scallions and tofu and saute over medium-low heat.

  4. When the scallions are tender and the tofu lightly browned, add the garlic and ginger.
  5. Saute until the garlic and ginger are fragrant, then add the soy sauce, rice vinegar and spinach.

  6. Raise the heat slightly, and bring to a simmer.  Cook until the spinach has wilted.  (There should still be some liquid in the pan, but most of it will have evaporated.)
  7. Add the rice, and toss together until the rice is coated in liquid and the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds great! I love quick skillet meals like this! :)

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Sireesha said...

I love fried rice very much.......It looks delicious

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Great meal ideas you have here! Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

This looks great and you are right, so easy!

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