Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Things have been a little crazy around here, as these short weeks leading up to Christmas usually is.

Dinners are rushed affairs these days, I’m not exactly certain what I’ve been running around doing but I can’t seem to bring myself to make proper meals anymore.
This is not to say that this quick and easy fried rice isn’t a proper meal, it’s as proper as they come, except it’s also very convenient and fast to throw together.

If you love rice dishes like I do, you’ll love this! All you need is some leftover rice, oil, a few vegetables and spices.
It’s a little unconventional, this fried rice. It’s eggless of course, and there’s no soy sauce either but you can obviously use any seasoning you want, same goes for the vegetables too.

I use coconut oil, sun-dried tomatoes and cashews to boost the umami flavours and toss in some raisins to add some sweetness.

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Fried Rice Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Fried Rice
A simple, versatile and flavourful fast food that is also satisfying
  1. 2 cups leftover cooked rice (or other cooked grain)
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  3. 1 onion, sliced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  8. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  11. Sea salt to taste
  12. 1/3 cup green raisins
  13. Handful of toasted cashews
  14. Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet or shallow saucepan, heat coconut oil over medium heat
  2. When oil is hot, add onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 - 4 minutes until onions are softened and start to brown
  3. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger and pepper flakes stir, and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes until spices become fragrant
  4. Add sun-dried tomatoes and toss in cooked rice, stir-fry for about 3 – 5 minutes until rice is completely warmed through
  5. Check seasoning and add salt to taste
  6. Stir in raisins, lower heat and let rice cook another 2 minutes
  7. Serve with tossed with a handful for toasted cashews and lots of freshly ground black pepper
  8. Enjoy!
the Whinery by Elsa Brobbey

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  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues

    Mmmm…seems so yummy!

    9 December, 2015 at 4:48 am
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      It is, Corinne, and so fast and convenient. Thank you! 🙂

      10 December, 2015 at 9:44 am
  • Reply grace

    my experience with fried rice begins and ends with takeout chinese food–isn’t that awful!?! this is a great recipe to try in my own (clean!) kitchen. 🙂

    9 December, 2015 at 5:44 am
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      Takeout Chinese is awesome too 🙂 but you should definitely try homemade fried rice, it’s soooo good, and easy, you’ll wonder why you waited so long! 🙂

      10 December, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Kari Guastella

    I especially love the cashews on top!

    9 December, 2015 at 11:52 am
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      I’ll put cashews on everything if I can get away with it! These were special too, they’re seasoned with lime and saffron!! 🙂

      10 December, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I am a fan of leftover fried rice so will defo try this one out as rice and cashews well yes please.

    11 December, 2015 at 11:49 pm
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      Mmmmm rice and cashews… so yummy, I’m still dreaming of this one! Let me know what you think when you try it, I’ll love to see your take on it. 🙂

      17 December, 2015 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Cg

    Very good! Without the soy so often used to season fried rice. Wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures. Yum!!!

    29 December, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      Thanks CG! I have a few family members with soy allergy so I’ve had to find a alternatives. 🙂

      29 December, 2015 at 3:59 pm

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